Casa de Shenandoah, a 36-acre ranch once owned by Wayne Newton, just hit the market for a whopping $70 million. Newton and his family have lived at the ranch since the 1960s, but in 2010 it was purchased by CSD LLC for the purpose of turning the home into a Wayne Newton museum. Unfortunately the project failed due to legal disputes, and the LLC went bankrupt. The Newton family owns 20 percent of CSD, but not enough to keep the home.
The home is also a zoo; Newton used the home to keep his prized Arabian horses and a few other animals, and CSD acquired even more animals for the museum, including sloths, wallabies, penguins, lemurs, and more than 100 birds. The animals have since been sold to the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center and the Sloth Captive Husbandry Research Center in Rainier, Ore.
And that’s not the only wild thing about this house. There’s a jumbo jet terminal that allows the plane to pull right up to the home. There’s not just a garage, but a “car museum,” with seven double doors. In addition to the main house, which has three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, there are seven additional homes on the property. Other details include 37 stables, an “equestrian pool,” acres of corrals, a gaming room, green room, and tennis court. According to the listing, CSD LLC has invested in excess of $15-20 million in improvements. It is listed by Dale Thornburgh, Synergy Sothebys International. For photos and more information, check out the listing on Redfin.com.
On May 17, the Newtons purchased a home just down the road from the ranch for $3 million. The 9,145 square foot home has six bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and sits on more than 2 acres – though that wasn’t enough, because in June the Newtons bought a nearby 10-acre property to expand their land. Their new home features marble flooring, a wet bar with a fish tank behind it, full theater, elevator, and a “true” wine cellar, according to the listing. There’s also a gym, sauna, steam room, pool, “palapa hut” – or long tiki hut, and guest house. The giant master suite comes with separate his and hers baths, and a private balcony overlooking the property. The grounds have multiple ponds and waterfalls, and lush landscaping. Photos and details are available on Redfin.com.
What do you think of Casa de Shenandoah? If you had $70 million, would you buy it?