You Have to See the Scrabble Floor in Penn Jillette’s Bathroom (Photos)

04/09/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Penn Jillette
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Penn Jillette‘s home is filled with quirky touches — including a Goldfish cracker-shaped pond and a hot pink office — but perhaps the most unique room of all is his Scrabble-themed bathroom.

Located by the entrance of the addition to his original Las Vegas house, the room features a floor that looks like a game in progress, and shelves lining the walls that hold extra Scrabble tiles that spell out the family members’ names.

“This is a bathroom designed by my wife, [Emily],” the magician, 60, tells PEOPLE. “We worked on this forever.”

The tiles on the floor spell out “bathroom-type terms” including “tile,” “toilet,” “lotion” and “powder.”

“We tried not to get too dirty,” explains the star of The CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us — after all it’s located in the area of the house most frequently used by his two children, Moxie CrimeFighter, 9, and Zolten Penn, 8.

Despite having a room dedicated to the word game, Jillette says he’s not a big Scrabble player.

“My wife likes Scrabble — I don’t,” he says. “I can’t spell!”

For more of our interview with Jillette, and to get a peek inside his Las Vegas house, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

—Gabrielle Olya

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Molly on

Just confirms how tacky and classless I knew he was. He looks sickly

Kimber on

Yeah Molly, because we all know hoe totally tacky and classless it is to decorates ones own home the way they enjoy it. Get a life.

Just Sayin' on

I think it’s funny and different. He has lost alot of weight though. Hope he’s okay.

Guest on

I personally think it is tacky, but to each their own. And he looks horrible!

Anonymous on

What is tacky about it? It’s different and I like different so maybe that’s why I don’t see anything wrong with it.

Bree on

What a fun idea!

I speak the truth on

seriously? how immature

Chris on

I saw a show on his house. The whole house is whacky but it’s suits him.

Pat on


Joan on

Nope. You are wrong. I didn’t need to see that.

Alicia on

He doesn’t look sickly. He looks healthy. He deliberately lost a substantial amount of weight to get off really powerful medication.

guest on

Get over yourself Molly. Not everyone wants to live in beige. This man has made a fortune and designed his dream home. I’m sure yours would be a one room beige shack.

Ojibajo on

I think it’s funny and suits his sense of humor. I barely recognize him lately. I hope that he’s well. I didn’t realize that he was 60!

Andrew Greenstein on

They’ve actually done a whole, elaborate SCRABBLE themed bedroom at The Great Escape Lakeside near Orlando. .It’s at:

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