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Former home of Las Vegas comedy icon back on the market

Updated January 23, 2024 - 3:57 pm

After a tumultuous 2023, the house that used to be owned by the Las Vegas comedy icon Jerry Lewis is back on the market.

The six-bedroom and six-bathroom home that the famed comedian lived in for 35 years is back on the open market for $2.5 million.

The home located in the historic Scotch 80s neighborhood in Las Vegas near the Las Vegas Medical Campus and just off Charleston Boulevard hit the market on Jan. 17, said Nate Strager of Luxury Estates International, listing agent for the property. The listing shows the residence has about 8,000 square feet of space, a petrified wood fireplace, pool and a newly renovated kitchen.

This home was listed for a brief period in 2022, for about $2.7 million, but in September the home was sold for about $2 million in a foreclosure sale. The current owner of the property is Brumbies Capital, a private lending company.

After the foreclosure, about $40,000 worth of landscaping and other touch-up renovations were completed at the property to get it ready to be on the open market again, Strager said. Most of the renovation funds were spent on the landscaping and refinishing the pool, he said.

“Two sets of sliding glass doors gaze out to an extensively renovated backyard with new turf, mature trees, brick walkways, a gazebo and firepit-ready corner patio,” the home listing said.

Other notable features of the home include a chandelier that overhangs the family room, a three-car garage and covered balcony that overlooks downtown Las Vegas and a backyard that lines up with the Las Vegas Strip. There is also a “casita-like” living space with the garage that can work as an added bedroom or pool house, the listing said.

Strager said he is looking to sell the home quickly and will host a public open house to showcase the property in February and hopefully find it a long-term owner. He said he expects the history and other amenities of the home to generate a “high” amount of interest for the listing.

It has been awhile since the home has had a longtime owner. After Lewis’ death in 2017, it took about two years for the home to sell to Jane Popple for $1.2 million in 2019. After Popple bought the home, it was almost sold on the auction block for a $2.5 million bid, which fell through. It wasn’t sold again until 2021 when an entity called Blooming Desert LLC acquired the home for $1.4 million.

Blooming Desert lost control of the home in the September foreclosure sale after it stopped making mortgage payments earlier in the year.

Contact Sean Hemmersmeier at shemmersmeier@reviewjournal.com. Follow @seanhemmers34 on X.

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