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Home Of The Day: Casino Exec’s Vegas Mansion Contains James Turrell Skyspace

Friday, August 9, 2013, by Rob Bear

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Place: Las Vegas, Nev.
Price: $12,500,000
The Skinny: Built on property that formerly belonged to the late eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, this Marmol Radziner-created Las Vegas mansion, known as the Murren Residence, was presumably completed in 2009 for MGM Resorts chairman and CEO James Murren. The casino executive commissioned artist James Turrell to install a “skyspace” in the front yard, a red-walled pyramid with a square opening in the roof and a lighting technique designed to alter the viewers perception of the sky. Now that ar2rk is included in the $12.5M listing, along with the 4-bedroom, 6-bath major residence, a guest property, swimming pool, indoor basketball court, wine cellar, and underground garage for 6 automobiles. The 1.5-acre ridge-top property, situated at the end of a gated drive, delivers sweeping views of the Las Vegas skyline which includes the audacious new CityCenter development, a project for which Murren was responsible.

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