Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hacienda Palomino - Part One



This is the Las Vegas home, where Michael lived in 2008. I've never like it - particularly not the interior. So... Let's have a look at the exterior first, shall we?

















































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  1. Thanks, E. Some of the photos are lovely and most of the architecture I find very alluring (love the Spanish mission style). But, the whole complex doesn't seem to hold together design-wise.
    Again, it looks more like a large resort than living quarters for a family of 4 (even with all the help/guards, etc.)

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    1. Hi Helen!
      I agree, the complex does not seem to hold together design-wise. Yes, there are a few charming parts, but most of it seems to be made up of structures and buildings that don't seem to fit together very well.

      I think I've read somewhere that everything was moved brick by brick from Mexico, but I am not sure I remember correctly.

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  2. The home is not made of brick, and was not brought from Mexico. It was stick- built in 1998 by eccentric Las Vegas theater developer Horse Schmidt, to house his art collection and collectibles. Upon Mr. Schmidt's death the Consul of El Salvador Bought it. He leased it to MJ who lived there with his children on and off for three years, with his own huge art collection.

    A few years after MJ passed, the owner hired the Consul of Chile, Paul in a Biggs Sparkuhl, to redesign the bland interior to authentic Hacienda. It is magnificent now, snd can be toured by appointment. haciendapalomino.com or thrillervilla.com.

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    1. Ah! So my suspicion was correct - I didn't remember correctly. :)

      Thank you so much for the information, Jonathan - and for enlightening me. I knew about Horse Schmidt, but wasn't aware that the hacienda was owned by the Consul of El Salvador.

      I wasn't aware it could be toured either. I am sure some of my readers might find that information interesting.

      Thanks!

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    3. Thank you. Also, please pardon my 'autocorrect' typos. The designer is Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl of chezpaulina.com. She is now designing the Liberace Museum and also Liberace Mansion interior with Warwick Stone of Hard Rock Hotel fame. Also, the person who built Hacienda Palomino was Horst Schmidt, not "Horse"! Sorry about that!

      From time to time the owner hosts events in support of the community at Hacienda Palomino. Inquiries can be directed to thrillervilla.com

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    4. Oh believe me, I know everything about autocorret typos - just look what I called Mr. Schmidt. This time however, I am on my laptop, so now I am in control. (I hope.)

      I checked the thrillervilla website, by the way, so now I know who I am talking to as well - and I realize why you have intricate knowledge of the place. So, I would like to ask you if it is okay that I include the link to the thrillervilla website when I post the part about the interior of the Hacienda Palomino?

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  3. If you like Michael, it will be a beautiful home....
    I'm italian, sorry if I made grammatical errors....

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    1. Hi Guisy,
      Don't worry, your English is perfect. :)

      And thank you for giving the Villa Hacienda a little love. I guess it deserved it.

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