LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
“You simply can’t recreate something like this,” Steven Messer stated while standing in his Las Vegas County Club home. The 43-year-old house has bulletproof windows, three-inch thick doors and a well-known past it earned from its very first owner.
“We remain in the infamous Frank ‘Lefty’ Rosenthal house,” Messer’s realtor, Brian Burns said.
The home was integrated in 1974 after being developed by Rosenthal, and was developed real to the casino operator’s design.
“He was a little paranoid, he was a little meticulous,” Mob Museum Director Geoff Schumacher stated. “He had extremely specific taste and this is certainly reflected in his home”
Rosenthal operated some of Las Vegas’ most famous casinos, and acted as the inspiration for Martin Scorsese’s appropriately named Las Vegas timeless, “Gambling establishment.”
The hit film wasn’t shot at the home, however a few of the reality events occurred at the address.
“There’s a scene in the movie … where Robert De Niro is coming down the stairs and the mob attempts to shoot him from throughout the golf course. Well that actually taken place here in your home, and the bullet mark still stays behind the stairs,” Burns stated.
And that wasn’t the only mark left by ‘Lefty.’
“It has to do with once a month I discover something new,” Messer said. Things like ‘Rosenthal’ scrawled on an outside power box that was connected to an enormous, ahead of its time, monitoring system.
“He had all these video screens that he could enjoy what was occurring in the casino in his home,” Schumacher described.
Rosenthal vacated in the 80’s, and it’s had a handful of owners since then. But all the homeowners have made it their mission to try and preserve your home as best as possible, keeping Rosenthal’s vision in tact.
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