LAS VEGAS (AP) — The British businessman who bought Liberace's Las Vegas mansion says he plans to work on it relentlessly to restore it to its former glory.
Martyn Ravenhill told The Associated Press on Friday that he's been a huge fan of the flamboyant pianist all his life. He says he learned of the mansion being up for sale after finding a video about it on YouTube.
The mansion sold for $500,000 to Ravenhill, who seemed surprised by the international attention the purchase has brought. The mansion went for $29,000 below its list price and about $3 million less than it was sold for seven years ago.
Ravenhill says the mansion is a piece of U.S. history that needs to be protected.