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Jackson's Dream Home, Deferred

In his last days, Michael Jackson apparently dreamed the impossible dream of owning a 10-acre Las Vegas estate he dubbed Wonderland. The New York Post reports that Jackson hoped to earn enough money from his ill-fated "This Is It" tour to afford the $25 million mansion. Wonderland boasted 10 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, two panic rooms, a movie theater, indoor pool, and barber chair in the master bedroom as well as a horse stable and air conditioned doggie hotel. The kids loved a 1,000-square-foot secret play area tucked under the waterfall, while Jackson dug the mystique of the estate's two underground tunnels leading to the garage and a shooting range Jackson wanted to convert to a music studio. The realtor who showed the place to Jackson said, "He loved it. He said he could do anything he wanted there like in Neverland."