With two WSOP bracelets and both a World Poker Tour and a European Poker Tour final table appearance, Barry Shulman has made his name in the poker world.
Add to it that he’s also the publisher of CardPlayer Magazine and poker is practically a family affair and that statement rings true.
Well, this poker professional who still plays at 70 years old, mind you, is auctioning off his “Versailles Penthouse” in Las Vegas. What could become a sweet bachelor pad last sold for $4.88 million, according to Concierge Auctions.
But what really sends this 5,467-square-foot penthouse at 360 E Desert Inn Road over the top is the fact that it’s 18K gold gilded with elegant French interiors, a theatre and bar, extravagant views of the city, a 2,000-square-foot wraparound deck, jacuzzi (and fountain) and, oh yeah, the concierge service.
If all that luxury doesn’t meet your fancy, just wait, there’s more. Maybe these photos can give you an idea.
Photos courtesy of National Post and Concierge Auctions
The three-bedroom, six-bath penthouse has been on the market for just over 19 days. According to National Post, the design and name are no accident; they were inspired by the palace they visited on their honeymoon and returned to the U.S. to create it.
As it is listed, this penthouse looks particularly Baroque with 30-plus feet ceilings, wall sconces, fixtures, lighting and Roman drapes. The kitchen, with Viking appliances, is trimmed in gold leaf and the closet looks as large as a San Diego apartment. A marble staircase brings this masterpiece together, accompanied by the chandelier imported from France.
The sale only brings the ever-important question for Mr. Shulman himself, Why sell this beaut? Baroque?