Michael Jackson’s home in Las Vegas, that he called “Wonderland” has been lingering on the market for years now with the price tag of $16,500,000. Although it doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been interest, a lavish 10-acre, 21,000 square-foot Mediterranean/contemporary property still awaits for a buyer.
Two years before his death, King of Pop had allegedly made plans to purchase the compound and dub it “Wonderland,” but his finances weren’t in order to buy at the time. The property at 7000 Tomiyasu Lane, owned by former casino mogul Gary Primm and his ex-wife, Caro, is nestled among the homes of casino owner Phil Ruffin, the Sultan of Brunei and entertainer Wayne Newton. According to the Las Vegas Sun and Realtor Zar Zanganeh, Jackson approached the Primms about leasing the home, an offer they turned down.
“He got so excited, the minute we drove through the gates here he got that feeling of Neverland,” said Zar Zanganeh, a Realtor with Fine Vegas Estates, during a tour of the home. “As soon as he stepped out of the car, he said, ‘Zar, I love this place. I’m calling it Wonderland.’”
This so much desired “Wonderland” is improved with five buildings and 50 total rooms. The main residence totals nearly 15,000 square feet and offers the best in fine living with 28 rooms, a wonderful master suite with his and her baths and huge custom walk-in closets, three additional bedroom suites, six baths, three powder rooms, five exquisite stone fireplaces, an elevator, a 5000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, a screening room with purified air system and temperature controlled wine storage, a casino game room with magnificent bar, a beautiful library office, an incredible trophy room with butternut wood paneling and automated recorded sounds of animals in the wild that is light activated, a personal gymnasium with steam sauna, a professional beauty salon, a chic formal dining room with butlers pantry, a grand two story high living room with 25 foot high travertine fireplace, and a gourmet professional chefs kitchen.
For those who have not lost patience reading all this before, there’s more: a 3000 square foot smart guest villa, a 1500 square foot separate staff quarters, state-of-the-art equestrian center with eight stalls, two stall wash bay, arenas and trainers quarter, a golf driving range, an indoor underground shooting range which can double as a recording studio or bowling alley is accessible through an underground tunnel, a 20 car showroom complete with deionized-water car wash and gas station, a greenhouse, an indoor-outdoor dog villa, a marvelous pool with majestic waterfalls, waterslide and spa complete with grotto bar and one bedroom Guest Suite built into caves behind the waterfall, a wonderful large outdoor covered patio with granite countertop built-in BBQ, expansive lawns, gorgeous palm trees and landscaping with stately fountain.
But, what is first of all attracted Michael to this Las Vegas, NV compound is security! The home was completed in 1994, a year after the kidnapping of casino mogul Steve Wynn’s daughter, Kevyn, so the Primms were committed to building a safe, secure home for their children. The property was custom-designed with three fierce gates — one each for the main home, the guest home and a service entrance. Secret tunnels, fences, bulletproof doors, buried phone lines, and a panic room are examples of the extreme safety precautions taken by the Primms.
“Safety was by far his biggest issue,” he said. “Michael wanted to make sure that his kids were very safe. He was always nervous that someone could perhaps kidnap the kids, or something awful could happen, so safety was the biggest factor for him in finding a home, says Zanganeh. [duPontREGISTRY]