Once owned by McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, this ranch features a pallette of stunningly beautiful pastures, valleys, hills and vistas, perfect for a family compound, company retreat, or working ranch. Comprised of 6 parcels totaling 554 acres, and multiple residences, barns, gathering spaces, and recreational opportunities.
The property includes a 17,000-square-foot lodge with a 3,000-square-foot grand room, 14 bedroom suites, commercial kitchen, and dining room for approximately 100 people with overnight accommodations on the ranch for approximately 100 guests.
The Founder’s Building serves as a library, with 2 bedroom suites and ranch offices below. Other structures include a large storage barn, McDonald’s test kitchen, complete gymnasium, 4 single-family residences, 2 bunk houses with multiple en suite bedrooms, barns, paddocks and numerous fenced corrals.
Priced at $29,000,000.
For more information on this property, please be sure to contact:
Maurie McGuire, Scott Westlotorn & Maria Temmel of Coldwell Banker Realty.
Maurie@Montecitoland.com | Scott@MontecitoLand.com | Maria.Temmel@camoves.com
MM. 805.403.8816 | SW. 805.403.4313 | MT. 310.383.2337
CalDRE# 01875690 – # 01061042 – # 02023777
Photos courtesy of Maria Temmel.
Motu Tane, a 9.6-acre private island located in the lagoon of Bora Bora, is dotted with 1,500 coconut palms and native flora, and 22 separate structures to create a remote, garden-like retreat.
Owned by cosmetics mogul François Nars, Motu Tane features two luxurious 2,500-square-foot suites, each with a sunken lava bathtub, shower and dressing area, as well as panoramic views to the garden, the beach and the main island.
“The island is a uniquely realized meld of striking natural beauty, world-class beaches and dream-like views, complemented and enhanced by the visions of François Nars, Parisian landscaper Pascal Cribler and interior designer Christian Liaigre, who together created the ultimate luxury retreat,” says listing agent Bob Hurwitz of Hurwitz James Company.
Throughout the island are nine beach bungalows to accommodate up to 20 guests, a library with Polynesian art and artifacts, a photography studio, a chef’s kitchen featuring commercial-quality equipment and two staff quarters. The great room, perfect for small gatherings or formal entertaining, and the adjacent dining area featuring extra-large, custom-made tables, are surrounded by the garden. Custom-crafted furniture made from rare tropical wood and natural fabrics can be found in rooms throughout the island, listed at $42 million.
“Traveling is my longtime passion and I have both marketed and vacationed on some of the most beautiful and pristine properties on earth,” says Hurwitz. “This includes a large number of jaw-droppingly beautiful islands. Among the many privately owned islands I have visited, Motu Tane stands alone at the top of the list.”
“For the rare individual who has the money to buy whatever he or she wants and has already done so, there still remains Motu Tane. Anyone who can afford it and visits it will buy it,” says Hurwitz. — Kelly Potts
Photos courtesy of Hurwitz James Company
Comprised of over 100 square miles of Eastern Texas Panhandle ranch land, the ranch features man-made streams and lakes, and offers what many agree is the “world’s best quail hunting.”
By Kelly Potts
Business magnate T. Boone Pickens’ 65,000-acre Mesa Vista Ranch in Texas is listed for $250 million.
Over the course of decades, Pickens, longtime owner of the ranch, invested time and money into wildlife management, programs and facilities to create a unique combination of pristine lands and world-class amenities at the Mesa Vista Ranch.
“My hopes for the Mesa Vista and my plans for its future remain as vivid as they were when I began assembling the ranch 46 years ago,” says Pickens, regarding the decision to put the property on the market. “We have minimal cattle grazing on the ranch, preferring instead to let the land revert to pristine prairie conditions, much as it has been in centuries past.”
The ranch, bordering the Canadian River, features multiple structures, including a 12,000-square-foot lake house, a 33,000-square-foot lodge, a family house, gatehouse, pub and a kennel with enough space for 50 dogs. The property also features a 6,000-foot runway and hangar, as well as a chapel with views of the mesas.
Comprised of over 100 square miles of Eastern Texas Panhandle ranch land, the ranch features man-made streams and lakes, and offers what many agree is the “world’s best quail hunting.” “The Mesa Vista has been a labor of love that has occupied the better part of my life. And I intend for a lot more good to come from the sale of the ranch,” Pickens says, noting that much of the proceeds from the sale of the ranch will be donated to The T. Boone Pickens Foundation to fund various charities.
The property is offered jointly and exclusively by Hall and Hall and Chas. S. Middleton and Son. Pickens says, “I see this sale as a new beginning — for the Mesa Vista’s new owners and for the recipients of my charitable giving.”
Photo courtesy of Mesa Vista Ranch