Joe Montana’s 500 Acre Ranch is Still on The Market

Joe Montana’s Napa Valley retreat is back on the market, with a substantial price cut. The legendary quarterback first listed the Calistoga estate in the late 2000s, asking nearly fifty million. The villa now sits at $28.9 million.

The house was constructed over half a decade in the late 1990’s and finished in 2003. Inspired by travels in the Mediterranean, the main house reflects French and Italian influences, and cites religious architecture from the area. It uses an abundance of other reclaimed materials from France as well—fireplaces, ironwork, mantels, marble floors, and the gates that mark the entrance to the property among them.

The interiors work with a huge amount of detail—with 9,700 square feet to fill, the designers packed in quite a few surprises. Stucco, limestone, groin vaults, carved stone are all featured on a tour of the heavily stylized residence. There are only three bedrooms in the house, so common living space is abundant throughout the property. Include is a fantastic 3,500-bottle wine cellar.

The property exterior is as stylized, and in many ways comes off as more spectacular and authentic. The Napa landscape makes an ideal canvas to engineer a lengthy series of Provençal gardens, while a pool with fountain jets, a secluded spa, and walkways support a most convincingly romantic conceit…complete with olive trees and grape vines. An extravagant guest house, stables, an indoor equestrian arena help fill out the 503 acres of grounds.

The property joins another property in the area also owned by Mr. Montana: an 87-acre horse ranch that is being offered for $3.1 million.

The Founder of the Discovery Channel Relists Colorado Complex for a Shocking $279,000,000

 

B3-DZ718_HEND05_574V_20190514151031.jpgBillionaire and Discovery Channel Founder John Hendricks is selling a home that matches his television legacy: this Colorado Ranch embodies adventure. Surrounded by the Piñon Mesa, La Sal Mountains, and the Uncompahgre Plateau, the sprawling compound sits alone in the unforgiving yet enchanting Western wilds. Stunning red mountains and rock formations define the horizon, providing breathtaking views from every corner of the staggering 8,700 acre plot.

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Despite the surrounding aridity, the property remains verdant, supporting a variety of animals in their stables and barn. Included is an equestrian facility including an office and showers, along with irrigated pastures surrounded in wood posts. These sprawling fields are home to five American Bison, four American quarter horses, one Belgian draft horse, and three miniature horses. As for wild animals, the sprawling property is home to mule deer, elk, mountain lion, bear, and a wide variety of small game and waterfowl.

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The massive size of the property allows for a diverse range of activities, including hikes, ATV off-roading, fishing, hunting, sport shooting, archer, mountain biking, and horseback riding on your own horses. One can explore endlessly without leaving their own property. Dinosaur fossils and Native American rock art is scattered throughout the property, ready to be discovered.

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One major perk provided by Mr. Hendricks himself is the helipad, complete with a helicopter that is perfect for exploring the sweeping and historic Colorado topography from above.

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If the outdoor features weren’t stunning enough, the facilities themselves further the adventurous appeal, while maintaining an unmatched level of luxury.

 

The West Creek Ranch Residence is the main event, services about every luxury one could ask for. Eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms are spread out over four floors, each floor serviceable by an oversized elevator. Other rooms include a chef’s kitchen, formal dining room, breakfast room, art studio, theater room, game room, gym, staff quarters, a two-level circular stone library, and a five-car garage. Indoor amenities include four water fountains, a spa, poo, six fireplaces, marble archways and columns, geo-thermal heating, a backup generator, and of course, the helipad outside.

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A separate two bed, one bath guest house, sits by a trout stream for fishing, and a second three bed two bath guesthouse includes its own helipad and garage.

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Aside from the personal spas is a fully functional award-winning commercial spa. The spa includes exceptional lodging, outdoor adventures, dining, and a world-class Gateway Colorado Auto Museum, all included in the purchase.

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If the amenities could not get any more unbelievable, the property comes with a 400 square foot observatory, complete with a 20” Meade Telescope and a 12-foot-wide rotating copper dome.

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This rare opportunity to own such historic and beautiful land, comes alongside equally stunning facilities and amenities, this is truly one of the most spectacular properties in the world.

The Kennedy’s Martha’s Vineyard Estate: Red Gate Farm, is Listed

 

Red Gate Farm, famous for being the home to Jackie O. Kennedy and her family has recently been listed on the market for $65,000,000. This 340 acre estate lives is set in a picturesque part of waterfront property in Martha’s Vineyard.

The main residence is a whopping 6,456 square feet. It includes five bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, two powder rooms, two offices, three fireplaces, and a chef’s kitchen. All rooms except the dining room overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The two-story guest house features four additional bedrooms and two bathrooms.

To learn more about this property, see the listing HERE.

Frank Lloyd Wright Home Hits the Market FSBO

A Frank Lloyd Wright home just went on the market for $1.2 million. It is only one of three Frank Lloyd Wright homes remaining in New Jersey, built in 1951.

The property was formerly purchased in 2016 for $999,000. Surprisingly, the home was just put on the market as for sale by owner (FSBO). An unusual move for a historic home because of the many problems that may arise that come with older homes.