“American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” producer Nigel Lythgoe is looking at leaving Las Vegas. He’s just relisted his waterfront mansion on the south shore of Lake Las Vegas for $5 million.
It’s a bit of a bargain considering Lythgoe paid $7 million for the 7,085-square-foot, Mediterranean-style home in 2005. It’s been on and off the market for prices ranging from $12.5 million in 2008 to $3.5 million in 2011.
Officially located in Henderson, NV, and built in 2002, the five-bedroom home is situated on its large lot so residents can enjoy views of both the north and south shore.
“You feel as if you’re at the helm of a ship when you first walk in,” thanks to the picture windows with waterfront views, says listing agent Cynthia Martin of Simply Vegas.
The home has “old-world elegance, yet lots of light throughout. The architecture is not contemporary—it’s timeless,” Martin says.
Among the home’s luxury features are an elevator, balconies, lush landscaping, and courtyard with a waterfall.
There are also two family rooms, one with a marble-topped bar and an amazing view of the man-made lake.
The pool, which overlooks the lake, boasts a Baja shelf and a swim-up bar. There’s also a hot tub and an outdoor kitchen nearby.
The true finishing touch is the boat dock out back. An electric boat is included as no petrol power is allowed on Lake Las Vegas.
You can easily cruise over to the nearby village, where there are seven restaurants, a grocery store, and just about everything you need to entertain yourself and your friends when you don’t feel like making the 20-minute drive to the Strip.
Martin says the property is ideal for a vacation home or a corporate retreat, although it’s also suitable as a full-time family home. It’s likely the Lythgoe family used it as a vacation spot when they needed a peaceful yet recreational getaway.
Lythgoe, 69, is originally from England. He’s a classically trained dancer and has choreographed more than 500 TV shows. He’s best known for serving as a longtime producer on “American Idol” and being the creator and executive producer of “So You Think You Can Dance,” on which he also serves as a judge.
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