The desert sun glints off infinity pools as it sets over the mountains, cascading light across the DJ booth where just hours before the estate likely pulsated with revelry. Such is a day in the life of entrepreneur Anthony Hsieh’s palatial Las Vegas-area abode, a $34 million trophy palace he now seeks to part with just two years after paying record sums to make it his own.
This glass and stone oasis, located in Henderson, Nevada, unfurls over 15,000 square feet, mixing indoor and outdoor living with breezy effortlessness. Sliding walls vanish into pockets, opening the great room to tranquil water features. The sprawling master suite provides a ringside seat to the neon spectacle of the Strip at night, while during the day guests can ascend to the sky lounge to bask in 360-degree vistas.
Throughout the home, intimate zones abound for repose or amusement. Thus one finds a library loft, game room, catering kitchen, and outdoor kitchen with bar. Themed suites cater to pampering, fitness and even catering. And everywhere waterworks accentuate the interplay of interior style and rugged desert exterior.
Hsieh, whose business acumen affords a net worth circling two billion dollars, seems drawn to big real estate deals. Before this Vegas estate, he dropped a record-breaking $61 million on an elegant Orange County oasis. But records are familiar territory for the serial entrepreneur.
In the end, the home he temporarily called his own mirrors the city where it lies. A tempestuous combination of glossy dreams and hard-scrabble hustle, it beckons with an air of magical realism.