All Hail the ‘Purple Palace’ in Las Vegas, Now Primed for Purchase

purple palace

The famousPurple Palace mightbe one of the most unusualhomes in Las Vegas, which is saying something for Sin City.

Now the home with the great grape decoris on the market for $1.4 million, and it’sexperiencing mad interest, according to listing agent ZarZanganeh ofLuxe Estates & Lifestyles.

This mansioncould also be one of the most misunderstood properties in Las Vegas. First of all,Zanganeh points out, it’s not all purple-it’s gray with purple accents.

The famousviolet villa

Butwhen it was originally built, not only was the house completely purple, but everything in it was purple as well, fromthe hangers in the closet to the dishes in the cupboards.

The violet hue was a romantic nod to the favorite color of both the husband and wife who first lived in the home. These days,much of ithas been painted over with gray.

It’s actually gray with purple accents.

Another major misconception is that rapper Riff Raff owned the eggplant estate. Not so, according toZanganeh. The 35-year-old musician, whose real name isHorst Christian Simco, was leasing the place with an optionto buy. He decided against buying it and recently moved out. He also christened the place The Codeine Castle, which really isn’t an affectionate term an owner would use.

Unflattering moniker or not, there’s no shortage of potential buyers wanting tolook at the5,945-square-foot heather-hued hacienda with five bedrooms, five baths, and two half-baths.

Zanganeh notes that with NHL and NFL teams on their wayto Las Vegas, and with Nevada’s beneficial tax policies, athletes and team executives see Vegas luxury homes as stellar investments.

So what exactly would a buyer be getting for $1.4 million? There are no halls, walls, or doors in the main area. Theconcrete flooring, stainless-steel details, and high ceilingsalso give this lavender living spacean industrial glam feeling.

Industrial glam kitchen
Industrial glam kitchen

There’s also an immense 1,500-square-foot master suite with exerciseroom, sitting room, wet bar, and balcony overlooking thebackyard. The oasis out back includes a beach-entry pool, grotto spa, swim-up bar, three cabanas, and purple waterslide.

Purple Palace master bedroom
Master bedroom

Purple Palace master bath
Master bath

Purple Palace Pool
Beach-entry pool

The home is located in Spanish Hills, which is the neighborhood for celebrities. Zanganeh’s company has handled homes in the area for LeBron James, Bette Midler, Nicolas Cage, and David Hasselhoff.

And believe it or not, this violet villa is only a starter home in this 105-home luxury community. Zanganeh says he recentlysold a nearby19,000-square-foot home for $6 million.

So if lavender is to your liking and you’re looking to gamble, it might be the right time to go all-in and make an offer on this distinctive Vegas pad.

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The Best Way to Pack Clothing for a Move

Moving can be one of the most chaotic and stressful times in our lives. Any tricks that will help organize the mess are always welcomed. Anyone that has moved will tell you that clothes are like hangars, they seem to multiply and turn up in the strangest places even after you thought you were done. Here are a few tips to get you over the clothing hurdle.

Timing is Everything

Chances are, you have set a go date well in advance. Take advantage of that time. A few weeks in advance, refresh everyone’s wardrobes. Go through one room a day sorting clothes.. Off season clothing can be packed first as it is not needed immediately. Pacing yourself will make the entire process go more smoothly, and reduce stress. This should be part of your pre-moving checklist.

To Pack or Not to Pack

After sorting everyone’s clothing, decide what to do with that pile of unwanted things. You could avoid double handling later by choosing to donate them to a thrift store. You could also offset a bit of the cost of moving by having a yard sale, but the most ingenious idea is to use the unwanted clothes as packing material. Cut the cost of materials by using them to efficiently wrap dishes, curios, box fillers, or padding for mirrors. Wrap perfumes, colognes, deodorants, and shampoo bottles in a sock. Even if you are going to use the zippy bag method, a sock around each bottle will not only cushion them but will contain spills better. If you are going to donate the clothes, why not do it in the new home and use it as an excuse to explore the new neighborhood FlatRate make donating easy!

Finish Strong

Now that you have all the unnecessary things out of your way, make one more sweep of the house to make sure there are no stragglers in odd closets or the laundry room. You should pack one week’s worth of whole outfits for everyone and keep them close at hand. This eases the hassles of digging through boxes and bags just to get to school or work. Most people try to use boxes for packing clothing, but this is just not the best use of truck space.

Clothing bags are great as they can lie flat, or hang out of the way, but the best way to efficiently pack everyday clothes is in vacuum bags. They are made of heavy enough material to keep your clothes safe, plus they make excellent space fillers. They can easily and safely be tucked into wasted spaces like bookshelves or media centers, or even packed against mirrors for a bit more protection. Of course, you will want to use bags or moving wardrobe boxes for finer clothes, but for kids’ jeans and tees, this is definitely the most space saving method.

Feeling overwhelmed and want some help? The FlatRate Professional Packing Service is here for you!

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Why Charleston is the Most Romantic City in the South

Charleston is the Most Romantic City

Whether you’re a Hopeless Romantic at heart or looking for somewhere a little more creative to take your sweetheart now that you’ve tied the knot and are starting a new life together, take a look at Charleston. With plenty of sweet options for romantic outings, lovely places to stroll hand

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