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    Patrick Swayze’s Former Los Angeles Ranch Hits the Market at $4.5 million

    The year after he was launched into silver screen notoriety in the notable 1983 films “The Outsiders” and “Uncommon Valor,” but still several years before he shimmied and dipped his way to leading man superstardom in “Dirty Dancing,” late actor Patrick Swayze acquired an equestrian ranch on the outskirts of Los Angeles that he named Rancho Bizarro. Swayze, a licensed pilot who died of pancreatic cancer at 57 years old in 2009, raised Arabian horses on the property.

    Newly listed for $4.5 million, the 4.5-acre spread in Sylmar is tucked into the rolling foothills that mark the northern boundary of the sprawling San Fernando Valley. Records show the current owner is an LLC linked to oil heiress (and climate activist) Aileen Getty, who purchased the ranch from Swayze’s widow, Lisa Neimi, in 2015 for $2.9 million.

    The late actor bought the 4.5-acre ranch in 1984 and owned it until the time of his 2009 death.

    Jeremy Spann

    At the time the property was last sold, it was in a state of neglect. It has, however, been transformed into a boho-chic equestrian retreat that’s a surprisingly quick commute to many parts of Los Angeles. The multiple structures include an updated three-bedroom ranch house that dates to the 1940s, a guest cottage, and a detached garage.

    The rambling main residence includes a wood-paneled living room with a fireplace and exposed ceiling architecture, while the kitchen is open to a dining room housed in a glass-roofed solarium. A huge room with a vaulted and beamed ceiling is outfitted as a gym. The primary suite, which spills out to a stone terrace, is kitted with a projector that drops from the ceiling at the end of the bed, a spacious bath with a jetted tub, and an expansive walk-in closet and dressing area.

    The equestrian estate includes an 11-stall barn and a lighted riding ring.

    Jeremy Spann

    A massive, river-stone-paved motor court stretches out between the main house and the detached garage. And, set away from the main house amid mature trees and surrounded by lawn, the cute-as-a-button guest cottage has a bathroom, fireplace, and bold, jungle-themed wallpaper on the walls and ceiling.

    Equestrian facilities include an 11-stall horse barn with a tack room, laundry room, and a couple of grooming stalls. A clubhouse, which includes a bathroom, is positioned to observe the professionally lighted and mirrored riding arena. There are a couple of resident goats, Cocoa and Caramel, as well as a couple of ducks named Baby and Johnny.

    Louise Leach and Juan Longfellow at Deasy Penner Podley share the listing with Brett Lawyer at Carolwood Estates.

    Click here for more photos of Patrick Swayze’s former ranch.

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    Kris Kristofferson’s Sprawling Northern California Ranch Hits the Market for $17.2 Million

    Country superstar Kris Kristofferson has placed his Northern California ranch of almost 40 years on the market. Nestled on 557 lush acres outside of Elk, about three hours north of San Francisco, the retired singer-songwriter recently listed the sprawling oceanfront compound for a cool $17.2 million, The Wall Street Journal first reported.

    Kristofferson originally bought the ranch in 1980 and, over the decades since, has leased a good chunk of the land for cattle grazing, which shouldn’t really come as a surprise. He is a Texas native, after all.

    Kris Kristofferson put his Northern California ranch up for sale

    Anthony Wells/Mendo Sotheby’s International Realty

    “The ranch has always been a place of creativity and inspiration,” the A Star Is Born actor told the newspaper. Dating back to the 1800s, the legacy ranch began as a dairy farm and still includes some of the original structures. In addition to the 2,400-square-foot barn that Kristofferson and his wife used as a vacation house, there is also a 1,900-square-foot ranch house, a dairy barn, and a feed barn, all of which are in need of a little TLC.

    Listed for $17.2 million, the compound includes original buildings from its beginnings as a dairy farm

    Anthony Wells/Mendo Sotheby’s International Realty

    As it stands, the property features 300 acres of open pasture and approximately 250 acres of forestland that are dotted with old-growth redwood and fir trees. Offering up a mile of Pacific Ocean frontage, the property sits right below Devils Basin. Given the scale and location, there’s a possibility that the land could be subdivided or even expanded upon. “I grew up here, and this property, in a lot of ways, is steeped in history,” Justin Nadeau of Mendo Sotheby’s International Realty told the WSJ. “Nobody has seen a property like this one come to market.”

    The property measures over 550 acres

    Anthony Wells/Mendo Sotheby’s International Realty

    Kristofferson and his wife still own another home in Hawaii, on Maui, which has become their main residence. As for the ranch, Nadeau added at the time of the listing that the couple feels like “it’s time to let it go and move on.” 

    Click here to see all the photos of The Kristofferson Ranch. 

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    A Former Warner Bros. Exec Just Listed His Sprawling Calabasas Ranch for $25 Million

    Okay, so it’s not Montana. However, a majestic ranch 10 miles from Malibu just popped onto the market.

    Former Warner Bros. CEO Bob Daly and his wife, Carole Bayer Sager, have listed their sprawling, 19-acre estate in Calabasas for a cool $24.9 million, The Wall Street Journal first reported. Known as Oaktree Ranch, the property comprises two houses: a 7,500-square-foot main residence, plus a caretaker’s cottage. The couple bought the spread back in 1999 following Daly’s departure from the movie studio. After tearing down the primary dwelling, they tapped architect Mark Rios to redesign the abode, which was completed in 2003.

    Former chairman and co-CEO of Warner Bros. Bob Daly is selling his California ranch for $24.9 million

    Anthony Barcelo

    Internally, the palatial pad has a rustic yet modern feel with three bedrooms spread across two levels. An expansive primary suite takes up the entire upstairs, decked out with its own office, a spa-like bathroom, and a massive walk-in closet. Down below on the main floor are two additional sleeping quarters, a gym, and a secondary workspace. The common spaces are laid out in an open concept. Think a central sitting area that’s anchored by a fireplace. Nearby is a dining room and a fully equipped chef’s kitchen. “The ranch gave me an instant vacation. When I go there I feel like I’m in a different world,” Daly told the WSJ.

    The 19-acre grounds include a horse stable, in addition to chicken and pigeon coops

    Anthony Barcelo

    The grounds include a large swimming pool and a private tennis court. Of course, fellow animal lovers can enjoy the eight-stall horse stable, two corrals, and multiple coops. Goats, ducks, and even ponies are just some of the creatures that Daly currently owns. In addition, there are dozens of birds from chickens to pigeons on the property. “My pigeons get a bath two or three times a week,” he added. Though, they won’t be coming with him back to his home in Bel Air, which his wife prefers. “The ranch doesn’t give her what it gives me,” he told the newspaper.

    Stephen Shapiro and Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency hold the listing together.

    Click here to see all the photos of Oaktree Ranch.

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    Yellowstone IRL? You Can Now Rent Kevin Costner’s Colorado Ranch for $36,000 a Night

    While Kevin Costner’s character on Yellowstone refuses to sell his cattle ranch in Montana, the actor has no problem opening his 160-acre Colorado homestead IRL. In fact, the Dutton-esque dwelling is currently up for rent for a whopping $36,000 per night.  

    Dubbed Dunbar Ranch, Costner’s Aspen compound is aptly named after the lieutenant he played in the Oscar-winning film Dances With Wolves. He originally bought the parcel of land back in 2000, before turning it into the wilderness retreat it is today, reported the New York Post. The pastoral property sits at the base of Independence Pass, hidden amongst the Elk Mountain Range and secluded within a lush pine forest. In terms of accommodations, the spread has 12 bedrooms across its three stately residences with enough room to sleep over two dozen people. The standalone structures include a main house, village house and river house. There are also 24/7 caretakers, private lakes and a baseball field on-site. You know, just in case you wanted to live out your own Field of Dreams fantasy.  

    Kevin Costner’s ranch in Aspen, Colorado is available to rent for $36,000 a night

    David Marlow Photography/Amy Mottier with Coldwell Banker Mason Morse

    The crown jewel, however, is the main estate which spans an impressive 5,800 square feet and is decked out with rustic decor resembling an upscale cabin. Think lots of exposed wood, warm oak ceilings and stone accents. In the living room, you’ll find a striking double-sided fireplace that will come in handy during the winter months. Even more amazing, though, is the primary suite, which has a secret trap door that leads down to a hidden hot tub with its own waterfall and jaw-dropping views of the Rockies. Because why not? 

    A trap door in the primary bedroom leads to an outdoor hot tub

    David Marlow Photography/Amy Mottier with Coldwell Banker Mason Morse

    When you’re not hitting the area’s iconic slopes, there’s plenty to do around Dunbar Ranch. Depending on the season, guests can go tubing down the sledding hill, spend the afternoon ice fishing or explore the property on cross-country skis. In the summer, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and biking are all on the table. Additional activities including horseback rides can also be arranged, allowing visitors to channel their inner cowboy.  

    Amy Mottier of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse-Aspen has the listing.  

    Click here to see all the photos of Dunbar Ranch.

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    This 316-Acre Colorado Ranch Once Owned by Late Rocker Joe Cocker Just Listed for $18 Million

    Many of late music legend Joe Cocker’s greatest hits are songs that he put his own soulful spin on. Now one lucky buyer has the opportunity to add their own twist to the cover artist’s former Colorado abode. 

    Known as Mad Dog Ranch, the British rocker’s English Tudor–style estate sits on 316 acres in the picturesque North Fork Valley. The 15,873-square-foot manse and guest house were custom-built in 1994 by award-winning architect John D. Kelley for Cocker—who later passed away in 2014 at the age of 70—and his wife. Altogether, the lavish spread contains a whopping 15 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, which justifies its hefty $18 million price tag. The ranch even comes with Cocker’s extensive art and book collection, plus a historic snooker table that once belonged to King Edward VII. 

    A Colorado ranch that once belonged to late British singer Joe Cocker has just listed for $18 million.

    Joshua Johnson

    “This is the most remarkable home I have ever walked into, and the attention to detail is uncompromising,” listing agent Dan Dockray of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Colorado tells Forbes. “It’s situated in the most serene and exclusive location on the West Elk Mountains; there is nothing else like it. The home is luxurious beyond expectations and yet still feels comfortable and unpretentious, an outstanding combination of vision executed in a dramatic setting.” 

    The stately main residence offers up seven suites, 10 bathrooms and four powder rooms. Among its most notable elements is a massive terrace that spans the length of the entire home with patios, seating areas and outdoor fireplaces. Internally, there are old-world details, including soaring vaulted ceilings, sweeping staircases and stone fireplaces. Elsewhere you’ll find a living room, a chef’s kitchen, a formal dining room, a cozy library and a billiards area.  

    Known as Mad Dog Ranch, the home was inspired by English Tudor–style estates.

    Joshua Johnson

    Outside, the grounds are the only thing able to one-up the château itself. Think sprawling gardens, 60 acres of irrigated pastures, horse stables and dual amusement park-sized water slides that lead to a large swimming pond. There are also hiking and biking trails that run throughout the property and the prized pad itself is surrounded by a national forest. “The setting is powerful, enchanting, and it provides the ultimate escape,” adds Dockray.

    Whoever gets to scoop up Cocker’s former digs, there’s a good chance they’ll be singing, “You are so beautiful, to me.” 

    Click here to see all the photos of Mad Dog Ranch.  

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    Mad Dog Ranch in Photos

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