Motown legend Gladys Knight parts ways with Las Vegas estate and studio

Gladys Knight, the Grammy-winning gospel and soul singer, and her husband, William McDowell, have sold their Las Vegas home for $720,000.

The Mediterranean-style home, built in 1971, sits off a privately gated street on half an acre. The grounds include a large motor court, lawn and a swimming pool. Designed for entertaining, a separate bonus room and additional kitchen sit off the pool and patio area.

The two-story house opens to a two-story entry and a sunken living room with beamed ceilings and one of four fireplaces. Above the living area is the main kitchen, which has two sinks, a large island/breakfast bar and a wealth of open-plan space.

Two of the six bedrooms have glass doors that lead to a front-facing balcony. Four bathrooms are within the more than 6,500 square feet of living space. There’s also a professional recording studio.

Knight, 73, found success in the late 1960s recording for Motown Records with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, with songs such as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me.” She embarked on her solo career in the late 1980s and has released a number of solo albums, including “Good Woman” in 1991.

She and her husband bought the home more than two decades ago for $695,000, records show.

William Jenkins of Nevada Realty Connection was the listing agent, according to the Greater Las Vegas Assn. of Realtors MLS. CJ Portz of Realty ONE Group represented the buyer.

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