The estate of the legendary magicians Siegfried Fischbacher (1939-2021) and Roy Horn (1944-2020) has a new owner. The Las Vegas Jungle Palace where they lived alongside their tigers and lions is being sold to circus owners, TMZ reports, citing informed sources. Accordingly, the Carden family signed the purchase agreement for three million US dollars (about 2.8 million euros). They corresponded exactly to the asking price previously reported by the "Las Vegas Review Journal".
Brett Carden, owner of Carden International Circus, told TMZ that he and his father George were keen to buy the property and had big plans for it. Brett Carden revealed that he met Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas when their circus was in town. And now that the house was up for sale, he was concerned that someone might buy it and tear it down. So he and his father would have struck.
The Cardens are considering the home as an investment and are considering turning it into a tourist attraction or short-term vacation rental, TMZ reports. Aside from their future plans, the family is happy to be the new owners of a piece of Las Vegas history.
The 800 square foot 1954 mansion is located at 1639 Valley Drive. It features chandeliers, stained glass windows, water features and skylights. It features two bedrooms, four baths, an indoor jacuzzi, guest house, gazebo, bird sanctuary, animal enclosure and electric gates.
Roy Horn died on May 8, 2020 as a result of complications from coronavirus disease. In January 2021, Siegfried Fischbacher also died after suffering from severe cancer.