Late oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens' massive Texas ranch has been languishing on the market for years — and it just got a $30 million price cut. Here's a look inside.

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T. Boone Pickens, a famous oil prospector, hedge-fund founder, and philanthropist, passed away on September 11,2019, at age 91.

Pickens had a long, successful career in business. He founded the oil and gas company Mesa Petroleum and the hedge fund BP Capital Management.

In 2017, he made headlines for putting his 100-square-mile ranch in the Texas Panhandle, northeast of Amarillo, on the market for a whopping $US250 million. However, according to a report by Mansion Global, on January 14, 2020, the property received a $US30 million price cut and is now listed for $US220 million.

Keep reading for a look inside.


When Pickens first bought about 2,900 acres of land here in 1971, the only structure was a corrugated metal house that he used to stay warm during days of hunting quail.

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Source: Hall & Hall, Mesa Vista Ranch


Since then, the ranch has increased by 22 times its original size and now covers some 64,800 acres.

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Source: Hall & Hall


Additionally, there are now a number of different structures: the 12,000-square-foot lake house; the 33,000-square-foot lodge; the 6,000-square-foot family house; the 1,700-square-foot gatehouse; the 1,600-square-foot pub; and the 11,000-square-foot kennel.

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Source: Hall & Hall


Pickens’ childhood home even sits on the property. The actual structure was moved there from Oklahoma in 2008.

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Wall Street Journal


There are roughly 12 miles of water in the form of man-made waterfalls, creeks, and lakes.

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Source: Hall & Hall


In 2014, Pickens married his fifth wife in a chapel on the premises. (The couple later divorced.)

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The Wall Street Journal


The front door of the lake house used to be situated on Bing Crosby’s house. It’s a metal door with stained glass.

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Source: Hall & Hall


The Lake House has 3,800 square feet of patios and 11,500 square feet of living space.

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Source: Hall & Hall


The ranch has its own FAA-approved airport. The hangar has a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment upstairs, which is meant to be for pilots.

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Source: Hall & Hall


There is even a home theatre that seats 30 people.

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The Wall Street Journal


All of the furnishings, farming equipment, pick-up trucks, and hunting gear are included in the purchase price.

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Source: Hall & Hall


However, Pickens’ personal art collection and other personal effects are not included in the purchase, according to the listing website.

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Pickens reportedly owned pieces from artists N.C. Wyeth and Charles M. Russell, as well as an oil painting of his late dog, Papillon, that hangs in the master bedroom of the Lake House.


The buyer will also get 40 bird dogs. Pickens was a seasoned quail hunter, but according to the Wall Street Journal, he planned to leave the dogs behind because he didn’t have the space for them.

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The Wall Street Journal


The dogs can be housed in the 11,000-square-foot kennel on the property, which boasts a veterinary lab, an office, a meat-processing centre, and an exercise area.

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Source:
The Wall Street Journal


There’s also a single-story structure where ammunition, hunting gear, rifles, and shotguns are stored.

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Source:
The Wall Street Journal


T. Boone Pickens listed the property for $US250 million back in 2017. However, according to a report by Mansion Global, on January 14, 2020, the price was cut by $US30 million.

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Source:
Mansion Global

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