Mark Wahlberg Buys Las Vegas Villa

Movie star Mark Wahlberg hasn’t wasted any time in growing his Las Vegas property portfolio, picking up a new US$14.5 million bungalow.

Wahlberg recently made headlines for his US$15.6 million purchase of a 2.5-acre block of land inside the ultra-exclusive Summit Club that he intends to build on.

But instead of waiting for his new home to be built, it appears Wahlberg wanted a property he could move into in the short term.

His new two-storey villa has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-baths in 870sq m, plus a 120sq m garage, according to The Dirt.

Wahlberg bought the home from Discovery Land Company, co-developer of the Summit Club along with the Howard Hughes Corp, the developer of the Summerlin planned community that sprawls along the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley.

In just a few months, Wahlberg has accumulated more than US$30 million worth of property in Las Vegas and is also co-owner of the Wahlburgers fast-food joint on the Strip.

According to Alicia Taylor, a broker with Clear Sky Realty in Las Vegas, Wahlberg has been looking to buy in Las Vegas for some time and was interested in gaming entrepreneur Steve Wynn’s home on Summerlin’s Billionaires Row, which ultimately sold for US$17.5 million.

He even looked at Céline Dion’s home in the Summit earlier this year.

Source: Buck Wargo

“He said he was looking for something with at least five bedrooms because he had four kids,” Ms Taylor told The Dirt. 

“The wife was trying to go to Florida, where her family lives, and he was trying to convince her to go to Vegas.”

Source: Buck Wargo

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a freelance journalist specialising in finance and real estate.