Mr. Las Vegas Wayne Newton is saying goodbye to the estate where he has lived for the last 45 years.
According to Yahoo News, Newton is moving out of “Casa De Shenandoah” to a smaller (but still luxurious) mansion about a mile down the road.
Newton’s new home will sit on a 40-acre piece of land and is reportedly worth about $3 million. The singer’s new home, which will be called “The Shenandoah,” features three bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, three fireplaces, a wine cellar, a movie theater, a spa, a swimming pool and two gold lion statues. There will also be plenty of space for all of Newton’s animals.
The singer’s sister-in-law, Tricia McCrone, said: “There’s room for all his animals … The peacocks, the horses, and Charlie the penguin.”
VegasInc.com reports that Newton also purchased an adjacent property for about $150,000.
The decision to move from Casa De Shenandoah into a smaller mansion comes amid an ongoing bankruptcy dispute involving CSD LLC. The company, which is partly owned by Newton, was formed to purchase Casa De Shenandoah and turn into a tourist attraction like Graceland in Tennessee.
The project was derailed by numerous legal problems including allegations of fraud, animal abuse, sexual harassment, conspiracy and breach of contract. The project went bankrupt last October.
Wayne and his wife Kathleen Newton previously said that bankruptcy would not force them out of the house.
Kathleen said: “We stay here until we choose to leave. We have that right … Even if at some point the property gets sold, it gets sold with us here.”
Newser reports that a judge is expected to sign off on a bankruptcy reorganization plan for CSD on June 21. It’s unclear if there are still plans to turn Casa De Shenandoah into a tourist attraction.