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Take a look at this Vegas megamansion — PHOTOS

If the walls of 9501 Orient Express could talk, they might repeat the play-by-plays of some intense Saturday afternoon high-stakes, half-court basketball pickup games. Or perhaps those walls would tell the story of endless summer pool parties where guests float along a lazy river that surrounds a pool oasis with waterfall and grotto overlooking a golf course as the breathtaking Strip radiates to the east. Maybe it’s the highlights from a race-car-themed costume party where all the guests drank red drinks and wore Ferrari-inspired gear to match the Ferrari red kitchen.

Take a look inside Las Vegas’ real-life castle — PHOTOS

This 6,500-square-foot compound sits on 1.1 acres and has bragging rights to its own well, an expansive living room that King Arthur and Mrs. Arthur could easily fit a pretty good sized round table in, solarium, wood-paneled library, dry sauna, two fireplaces and an oversized white claw-footed bathtub to soak away the day’s aches and pains.

VINTAGE VEGAS

While driving through older residential neighborhoods in downtown Las Vegas east of Fremont Street, further south along Rancho Drive between Charleston Boulevard and Sahara Avenue and at the corners of East Desert Inn and Eastern Avenue, you’ll come across homes that don’t seem to fit the typical stucco, Spanish-tiled roof tract housing seen throughout Southern Nevada. Built in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s, these homes are excellent examples of midcentury modern architecture.

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Event offers glimpse of Trump high life

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Integrated systems allow for control of home gadgetry by smartphone

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Luxury homes don’t have to be energy hogs

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Ascaya custom home community opens in Henderson

Ascaya, a custom-home community in Henderson, officially opened its lots for sale last week. Some of the 313 half-acre home sites were presold and those contracts are still being finalized, said realtor Ivan Sher of the Shapiro & Sher Group with Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Nevada Properties.

Real Estate reality TV sheds light on Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ real estate is among the most interesting in the country and reality TV knows it. Real estate professionals are making second careers by appearing on camera to highlight some of the best deals.

Calmer waters

Lake Las Vegas, the picturesque 3,592-acre golf course development built around a 320-acre man-made lake in Henderson, was considered one of the best prime real estate markets to buy into when custom-home lots went up for sale in 1993.

Wayne Newton’s former ranch expected to sell this week

Last weekend more than 1,800 people showed up to see Wayne Newton’s former Casa de Shenandoah, now known as Sunset Spring Ranch. It’s possibly the last time the public will be able to see the nearly 40-acre ranch on South Pecos and East Sunset roads.

History for only $30 million

A piece of Las Vegas history may be headed for a developer’s chopping block.