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Presto! David Copperfield sets Las Vegas record with $17.55 million home purchase

Presto! David Copperfield sets Las Vegas record with $17.55 million home purchase
Illusionist and magician David Copperfield has paid a record $17.55 million for a 31,000-square-foot home in Las Vegas. (KuDA Photography | Inset: Getty Images)

Here's some magic you don't see every day: Illusionist and magician David Copperfield has bought a home in Las Vegas for $17.55 million, the most ever paid for a house in Las Vegas, according to agents with knowledge of the sale.

Found in the affluent Summerlin community, the modern steel-and-concrete compound includes a four-story main house and two separate guest houses for a combined 31,000 square feet. Also included in that square footage is a 6,177-square-foot subterranean garage with a detailing room.

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Designed by Swaback Partners, a firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz., the home is entered through 18-foot front doors weighing 2,000 pounds. Vibrant wood panels, stonework and walls of floor-to-ceiling glass give the interiors a contemporary yet exotic feel.

The main house has eight bedrooms in nearly 20,000 square feet of living space.
The main house has eight bedrooms in nearly 20,000 square feet of living space. (KuDA Photography)

Among amenities of note is a glass-enclosed gym, a wine cellar, a nightclub and a golf-simulation room. For in-house pampering, spa facilities include two separate massage rooms.

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There's also a movie theater decorated in ornate woodwork and three antique exhibit rooms. Two commercial elevators run between each level of the home.

Pocketing walls of glass slide to reveal an infinity swimming pool surrounded by tropical landscaping.

Copperfield, among the biggest draws in Las Vegas, performs at the MGM Grand's David Copperfield Theater. The 59-year-old holds multiple Guinness World Records and has won dozens of Emmys for his television specials.

The Shapiro & Sher Team of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties represented both Copperfield and the seller in the transaction.

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