The Slammer, Las Vegas home of magician Penn Jillette, sells for $1.88 million

The Las Vegas home of entertainer Penn Jillette, known as the talkative half of the Penn & Teller magic duo, has sold for $1.88 million.

Nicknamed ‘The Slammer,’ the colorful compound on about nine acres was originally built in 1982 and later expanded by Jillette during his two-plus decades of ownership. “It’s the house of a 12-year-old with a lot of money,” Jillette said of the compound, which features a mix of bright neon hues and multicolored grass, in a 2004 interview with USA Today.

Surrounded by concrete walls, the fantastical property also has a 14-seat movie theater, a recording studio, seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms in more than 7,900 square feet of living space. Cheetah print carpeting and brightly colored walls are among the interior details.

Outdoors, a large clock tower looms above the lap swimming pool and spa. A rooftop balcony takes in a view of the Las Vegas skyline.


Jillette may be the last to enjoy those views, at least for a while. In August, he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he was “going to shoot a horror movie” on the property and that the home would be demolished in “a final, chaotic scene.”

The property was listed outside the Multiple Listing Service by Zar Zanganeh of Luxe Estates & Lifestyles. Zanganeh also represented the buyer, developer Larry Canarelli, according to the Review-Journal.

Jillette, 61, is an author, actor, comedian and magician. He has performed with Raymond Teller as Penn & Teller since the late 1970s, and they cohosted a series on Showtime”

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