The cat’s out of the bag: This eccentric estate has been bought.
A sympathetic showman has scooped up the late Siegfried & Roy’s former “Jungle Palace” homestead to protect it from the wrecking ball.
Carden International Circus owner Brett Carden and his dad, George, purchased the Nevada compound, TMZ first reported.
According to the outlet, the father-son duo went into contract Wednesday and shelled out the full $3 million asking price for the Las Vegas property.
When Brett saw that the flamboyant German-America duo’s decadent property was up for sale, he jumped at the opportunity to own it, both to ensure its continued existence and to benefit from its legendary status.
He had met the big cat-obsessed performers years prior, when his circus was in Vegas, and clearly felt a kindred connection with his fellow entertainers.
The circus owner sees the four-parcel residence — which is equipped with animal enclosures, a bird sanctuary, custom stained glass, six electric gates and three pools — as an investment opportunity.
Specifically, investment plans include transforming it into a tourist attraction or possibly a short-term vacation rental.
In addition to an 8,750-square-foot main house, the property also comes with a separate casita, a cabana, two detached studios and three guest houses.
Aaron Taylor of eXp Realty and the Real Estate Guy held the listing.
Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn died within a year of each other during the coronavirus pandemic, with Horn passing away in May 2020 from COVID-19 complications and Fischbacher joining him beyond this mortal plane in January 2021, following a fight with terminal pancreatic cancer.
They were respectively 75 and 81.
The two were famous for being coy about their status as counterculture symbols.
“Gay icons? For these people? Well, I am very honored,” Fischbacher told Vanity Fair in 1999. “In my life I have a lot of friends who are gay, and I made a lot of friends in show business, and I found out that they are always interesting, intelligent, and good people, and fun to be with.”
They maintained separate homes at the same address, living “like two arms, wrapped around, and we meet in the middle” as Fischbacher once explained to Las Vegas Weekly.