Late Novelist’s Las Vegas Palace Headed to Auction

Posted on: March 17, 2024, 02:35h. 

Last updated on: March 17, 2024, 02:37h.

The palatial mansion once owned by Terry Goodkind — the late novelist behind the best-selling fantasy series, “The Sword of Truth” — is headed to auction later this month.

Late author Terry Goodkind’s Las Vegas estate includes a seven-car garage, gym, a library with marble fireplace, a butler’s pantry, and a saltwater pool. (Image: Amber Bartholomew/Desert Sun Realty)

The estate is located 27 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip, just a couple of miles from the Hoover Dam in the small town of Boulder City.

Goodkind poses in front of his Boulder City estate, located at 1505 San Felipe Drive, in an undated newspaper photo. (Image: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

It comprises two adjoining properties. The 6,455 square-foot main house has three bedrooms and four bathrooms, while a 1,712 square-foot guest house — with a private bedroom and two-room bath overlooking a koi pond — served as the author’s writing parlor. It was here that Goodkind penned his 2009 thriller, “The Law of Nines.”

The living quarters are surrounded by walking trails built by Goodkind on 3.76 acres of isolated desert property.

Goodkind purchased the gated estate for $1.38 million in 2002. He died there in September 2020 at age 72. His cause of death was never released.

The estate will be auctioned, without reserve, by the Sotheby’s-owned real-estate firm Concierge Auctions from March 29 to April 11. The opening bid is expected to be between $2-$3 million, according to Amber Bartholomew of Desert Sun Realty, who placed the listing.

The main house’s sunken living room features a stone fireplace, polished onyx flooring, and a wall of glass. (Image: Amber Bartholomew/Desert Sun Realty)

Bartholomew listed the estate for $5 million in 2022. Its priced was reduced to $4.3 million late last year.

Goodkind’s widow, Jeri Goodkind, is selling the estate. She said that she and her late husband undertook years of renovation on both structures. (Image: Amber Bartholomew/Desert Sun Realty)

Goodkind’s “Sword of Truth” series sold 25 million books worldwide and was adapted into a television series, “Legend of the Seeker,” which ran from 2008-2010 on ABC-TV.


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