In 2003, CardPlayer founder Barry Shulman and his wife, Allyn, decided to buy a Vegas condo and transform it into their dream home. The end result was $7 million worth of renovations, and a three-floor penthouse that was inspired by Louis XIV and 17-century France. Now, their dream home can be yours for the ungodly price of $4.9 million.
The announcement was made following a fluff piece that appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which detailed a lot about the mansion, a little about the Shulmans, and a brief mention of the listing. Below you can see some descriptions about the home:
– “Columns, chandeliers and wall sconces are everywhere — even in closets and baths. Most of the walls are covered in fabric and rope trim, framed with wood molding with 18-carat gold-leaf filigree to achieve an Old World look.”
– “Starting between the kitchen and dining areas, it curves up to a second-story cantilever housing an Old World-looking grand piano that would fit in nicely in the Liberace Museum. This area is directly above the kitchen and overlooks the living room. It is partially lined with bookshelves, and has a cozy nook for reading.”
– “Continuing up to the third floor, the 18-carat gold-detailed patina and marble staircase surrounds a huge crystal chandelier that the Shulmans discovered on one of their home furnishing expeditions in Italy.”
– “The third floor houses a large home theater with a formal velvet drape covering the screen; candle-lit crystal wall sconces, a coffered ceiling with recessed halogen lights, and comfortable recliners arranged around a handmade rug on the travertine tile floor. At the back is a bar, popcorn machine and powder room.”
In all, this place boasts 5,467 square feet and has three bedrooms and six baths – a pretty large place for any big-spending poker player or other millionaire who needs a crib in Vegas.
The main problem, however, is that this place seems overly customized. Apparently the Shulmans realize this which is why, after dumping $7 million into the renovations, they are listing it for far cheaper. But is $4.9 million even cheap enough?