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FILE - This June 24, 2013 photo shows the main room in Liberace's former home in Las Vegas. The nearly 15,000-square-foot mansion has sold for a mere half-million dollars. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reports the all-cash sale closed on Aug. 23 for $29,000 less than the listing price. The two-bedroom, 10-bathroom home was built in 1962 and sits on a half-acre lot in an aging neighborhood near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Christopher DeVargas)
FILE - This June 24, 2013 photo shows the main room in Liberace's former home in Las Vegas. The nearly 15,000-square-foot mansion has sold for a mere half-million dollars. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reports the all-cash sale closed on Aug. 23 for $29,000 less than the listing price. The two-bedroom, 10-bathroom home was built in 1962 and sits on a half-acre lot in an aging neighborhood near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Christopher DeVargas)
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(AP) The British businessman who bought Liberace's 15,000-square-foot 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 Liberace fan all his life as well as a lover of Las Vegas. 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 American history that needs to be protected.


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