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Mapping the Many Razzle-Dazzle Homes of Liberace

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The great pianist/eccentric Liberace had many fabulous and over-the-top homes throughout the Los Angeles area (and as far as Vegas) during his life. To get primed for this Sunday's airing of the HBO biopic about him, Behind the Candelabra, why not take a tour of some of the razzle-dazzle entertainer's numerous properties, from the piano-themed house in the Valley to his favorite place in Palm Springs.

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1. Piano-themed House in the Valley

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15405 Valley Vista Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Liberace and his mother, Frances, lived in this 4-bedroom home, designed by the entertainer himself, between 1953 and 1958. They moved out shortly after Frances was attacked by two masked men while taking out the trash.

2. Malibu Condo

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20718 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

Liberace combined two units into one for his Malibu residence, which featured a piano-shaped bar, piano-shaped couch, a black baby grand and candelabra. It last sold in 2002 for $730,000.

3. Hollywood Penthouse

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7461 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

According to the LA Times, Liberace had a penchant for penthouses after filming the 1955 movie Sincerely Yours, in which he played a pianist who owned one. His featured a mirrored wall in the bedroom, zebra-pattern carpet, and a rooftop pool. Apparently the space has recently served as a sex therapy workshop site.

4. Hollywood Hills Mansion

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8433 Harold Way
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Liberace purchased his 28-room Hollywood Hills mansion in 1961 for $250,000. The Los Angeles Mirror described it as "a combination Versailles Palace and Vic Tanny Gym."

5. "The Cloisters," Palm Springs

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501 North Belardo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

This 1930 Spanish-Colonial, nicknamed "the Cloisters," and "Casa de Liberace," was the pianist's favorite home, and where he saw out his last days.

6. "Piazza de Liberace," Palm Springs

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1441 North Kaweah Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

This four-bedroom in Old Las Palmas was built in 1952. On the market in 2010, it was purchased for $625,000 by a Pasadena couple who have recently restored it.

7. Las Vegas Villa

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4982 Shirley Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Liberace purchased this 15,000 square foot home in the 1960s. Its master bath featured a custom-made sunken marble tub that cost $50,000, pillars, fountains, and a painting of Liberace on the ceiling.

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1. Piano-themed House in the Valley

15405 Valley Vista Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Liberace and his mother, Frances, lived in this 4-bedroom home, designed by the entertainer himself, between 1953 and 1958. They moved out shortly after Frances was attacked by two masked men while taking out the trash.

15405 Valley Vista Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

2. Malibu Condo

20718 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, CA 90265

Liberace combined two units into one for his Malibu residence, which featured a piano-shaped bar, piano-shaped couch, a black baby grand and candelabra. It last sold in 2002 for $730,000.

20718 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

3. Hollywood Penthouse

7461 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

According to the LA Times, Liberace had a penchant for penthouses after filming the 1955 movie Sincerely Yours, in which he played a pianist who owned one. His featured a mirrored wall in the bedroom, zebra-pattern carpet, and a rooftop pool. Apparently the space has recently served as a sex therapy workshop site.

7461 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

4. Hollywood Hills Mansion

8433 Harold Way, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Liberace purchased his 28-room Hollywood Hills mansion in 1961 for $250,000. The Los Angeles Mirror described it as "a combination Versailles Palace and Vic Tanny Gym."

8433 Harold Way
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. "The Cloisters," Palm Springs

501 North Belardo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

This 1930 Spanish-Colonial, nicknamed "the Cloisters," and "Casa de Liberace," was the pianist's favorite home, and where he saw out his last days.

501 North Belardo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

6. "Piazza de Liberace," Palm Springs

1441 North Kaweah Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

This four-bedroom in Old Las Palmas was built in 1952. On the market in 2010, it was purchased for $625,000 by a Pasadena couple who have recently restored it.

1441 North Kaweah Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

7. Las Vegas Villa

4982 Shirley Street, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Liberace purchased this 15,000 square foot home in the 1960s. Its master bath featured a custom-made sunken marble tub that cost $50,000, pillars, fountains, and a painting of Liberace on the ceiling.

4982 Shirley Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119