H
acienda Palomino is a magical estate built by eccentric theater developer Horst Schmidt in 1952. During construction, Mr. Schmidt transported parts of the structure brick-by-brick from Mexico. The estate is comprised of a main palazzo, a guest villa, private chapel and an underground tunnel including an extensive art gallery and a lounge/bar area. This tunnel and gallery area was known as ‘Michael Jackson’s Art Vault’ and was where he once stored an art collection estimated to be worth $600 million. At present, the art collection’s whereabouts is unknown and the subject of great intrigue. The walled estate sprawls over 1.7 acres of lush grounds graced by Spanish Mediterranean Revival architectural features. The iconic Las Vegas mansion, once home to “The King of Pop” Michael Jackson, the last resident of the property, is presently being utilized to host diplomatic ceremonies and events for Las Vegas and international society. This iconic and one-of-a-kind property has only had two owners in its storied history.