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Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, wall-to-wall mayhem: See this Las Vegas Valley family’s home

Animatronics, motion-activated gadgets among the decorations


Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

A demon baby crawls on the bannister in Vonny and Grant Traub’s house that has been decorated for Halloween Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

Haunted House

The dining room scene from Vonny and Grant Traub's  house that has been decorated for Halloween Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Launch slideshow »

For two months every year, Vonny and Grant Traub’s residence becomes a wall-to-wall tribute to Halloween.

Actually, it even goes beyond that – down to the light fixtures.

“There isn’t a single white light in my house right now,” Vonny Traub said. “I replaced every one with a red or orange light.”

The Traubs’ four-bedroom, four-bath home, at 22 Oro Valley Drive in Anthem, features Halloween decorations in every room. Many of the displays feature animatronics and motion-activated gadgets, including those in the bathrooms.

“So even when you sit on the toilet, something screams at you or falls on you,” she said.

The annual display has been growing for three years, since the couple’s son, Jacob, turned 10 and decided he wanted to be something big-kid scary instead of little-kid fun for Halloween. Vonny Traub got into the spirit, and the house has been getting more Halloween-y ever since.

“I took down all the happy pumpkin stuff, and I embraced the scary,” she said.

Today, the family’s collection of Halloween decorations has grown so large it can no longer be stored in the home’s three-car garage. But Traub, a hairdresser, and her husband, a commercial real estate broker, have no plans to scale back.

“I just love decorating,” she said. “For two months of my life every year, I fully commit to this.”

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