Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dog Ranch' is Going Up for Auction on September 1st

August 22, 2016

Rock singer Joe Cocker's Mad Dog Ranch

an incredible property near Crawford, on the Western Slope

has been available for a long time

The price tag as of earlier this year

was less than a tenth of the one slapped on Chez Cruise: $5.75 million

No one has purchased it, either

it's being put up for auction.

The initial asking price was $7 million without furnishings or equipment, or $7,850,000 with them included. But by the time Cocker died, in December 2014, no one had stepped up to make a deal, and even reducing the price by more than $1 million hasn't caused any wallets to open.

Now, Supreme Auctions is conducting what's described as a "No Reserve" sale on Thursday, September 1 — and the company is pulling out all the stops. The Supreme Auction page devoted to Mad Dog Ranch includes a new pitch describing the property as well as a beautifully produced video highlighting its large number of amenities.

In the heart of the Colorado Rockies lies a unique opportunity to own both a spectacular property and a piece of rock & roll history. Introducing the Joe and Pam Cocker Estate, the MAD DOG RANCH, home to the famed rock & roll artist since 1994.

Located within easy driving distance to Aspen, Telluride, and the world-renowned Black Canyon, the estate sits on over 240+ acres that back to 400,000 acres of BLM Land and includes irrigated pastures, landscaped lawns, manicured gardens, lush forests, and an acre sized swimming pond.

At the heart of the property rests the grand English Tudor style manor with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, and a private guest suite set in almost 16,000 sq. ft.

Exquisite Brazilian cherry floors extend throughout the main entry, gallery and many of the formal rooms.

Fine finishes continue throughout the home, including the library’s custom cherry paneling, a formal dining room that seats 18 and billiard room with full sized bar.

The 1,500 sq. ft. master suite is the perfect place to unwind, featuring 13 foot vaulted beamed ceilings, stone fireplace, seating areas, a spa like bath, his and her walk-in closets, a coffee bar and private balcony to experience breathtaking Colorado views.

The stunning interior is matched only by the tremendous views throughout.

Built with entertaining in mind, all main floor rooms have access to the exceptional rear terrace overlooking the grand lawn, pond, and gardens.

The property’s grounds are nothing short of spectacular, including manicured lawns, floral beds, raw Aspen, scrub oak and evergreen forests, pastures, gardens and water features.

There is a fully equipped 7-stall barn with turnouts, a silo, Quonset, large outdoor arena, and 80 acres of irrigated pasture.

If gardening is your passion, there are 2 fully outfitted commercial greenhouses and an outdoor vegetable garden.

This estate is simply spectacular, and is perfectly located for privacy, scenery, and access to the most sought after skiing, hiking, and fly-fishing in Colorado.

Features and Specs
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8 plus 2 Half-Bath
Square Foot: 15,873 Main House
Garage: 4
Built: 1994
Acreage: 242
Architect: Chicago based John Kelly
Location: Crawford, Colorado
Entry: Private Drive and Motor Court
Pond: One Acre Swimming Pond
Building Style: English Tudor Manor
Grounds: Horse Barn, Hay Barn, Quonset, Riding Arena
Land: ATV, Hiking and Riding Trails backs to BLM land
Views: Needle Rock and West Elk Mountain




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