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Which crib would you buy: An underground pad or Wayne Newton’s estate?

Casa de Shenandoah

Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah estate.

Cost: $70 million Built by: Wayne “Mr. Las Vegas” Newton, beloved entertainer, known best for hit song “Danke Schoen” (and a hairline that just won’t quit)

Original era: Late 1960s

Specs: 36 acres; 3,747-square-foot main house with three bedrooms and seven bathrooms; seven additional residences; landscaping fit for royalty

Extras: Jumbo jet “terminal,” tennis court, swimming pools (for horses and people), 53 stables and acres of corrals, game room, “car museum” space, zoo (animals not included)

Why it’s pimp: If you can’t live in Graceland, this really is the next best thing. And with only five acres developed, start drawing up plans for a zombie-survival theme park and another giant observation wheel!

3970 Spencer Street

A view of the underground home at 3970 Spencer Street.

Cost: $1.6 million Built by: Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson: eclectic entrepreneur, known best for Cold War paranoia

Original era: Late 1970s Specs: 1.05 acres; underground house and guest house (built to withstand a nuclear blast), plus a tunnel-connected caretaker’s house up top

Extras: hot tubs, pool and sauna, dancefloor, stage, water features, faux landscaping reminiscent of Disneyland, Italian marble accents, putting green, pink toilets/tiles/wallpaper/drapes/cabinets/carpet in a shade that can only be called “disco mauve”

Why it’s pimp: There’s a built-in underground grill. Who’s coming over for weenies when the bombs drop?

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