A megamansion that Dollar General built possesses everything a family would need for a retreat.
Owned by Cal Turner, Jr., the former CEO and chairman of Dollar General, the home on Evans Ridge Road in Parker, CO, is on the market for $12.9 million.
“It is a very unique property, and certainly one of the larger homes in the country,” says the listing agent, Liza Hogan.
The family built the 45,000-square-foot house in 2001 as a retreat, and it's in pristine condition two decades later.
“It has never been used as a primary home, so it's in beautiful condition,” added Hogan.
The mansion occupies 35 acres of land about 45 minutes from Denver. An adjacent 35-acre parcel is also up for sale, offering the potential for 70 acres of fenced-in privacy.
“The location is fantastic. You have beautiful, panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains,” Hogan says.
It's approached by a long driveway that dramatically circles up to the house.
“When you come through the main gate, you can’t see anything of the property,” she adds.
Conceived as an ideal spot for a family getaway or corporate retreat, the massive house was built with fun and entertainment in mind.
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“It's got a complete entertainment wing, with everything from a heated pool that looks like it was designed for a Roman emperor, Jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna room,” Hogan explains. “There's also a home theater, a dance floor with a stage, a bowling alley, a billiard table, a pingpong table, arcade room, and a home gym. Outside, there are ponds that are stocked with fish.”
Guests who are exhausted after all the activities on tap will have plenty of places to sleep and recharge.
The main house offers six bedrooms, including a master suite as well as a one-bedroom apartment with a separate entrance. Two other apartments are on the property.
“You can go outside to get there, but they do connect to the main house. One is a two-bedroom apartment, and the other one is a three-bedroom apartment. That adds five more bedrooms,” Hogan says.
A large caretaker’s residence has two bedrooms. With this much space, there's room for all guests to spread out and enjoy themselves.
Hogan tells us that the mansion's layout is ideal for long-term guests.
“If you have guests that are staying for an extended period of time, whether it's friends, family members, or business associates, they can have their own quarters,” she says.
Each apartment has its own kitchen, and the main house has a large main kitchen with a catering kitchen nearby. There are also two large dining areas, one more formal than the other.
Owners and guests will have plenty of places to park, thanks to a 29-car garage with space enough for an RV.
The house is being sold fully furnished, with the exception of a few personal items.
“We have had a complete inventory of all the furnishings done by a professional. It's approximately 60 pages long, with every item, and photos,” Hogan adds.
The sale also includes all of the artwork and all the bottles in the extensive wine cellar.
The home has been on the market for a couple of years and was once listed for more than $20 million.
Hogan says the pool of possible buyers who want this size of house at this kind of price tag in the Denver area is limited.
“This is toward the upper end in Denver,” she says, adding that the current price reflects what the market can bear, rather than its true value.
“The seller probably has at least twice the current asking price into the property. You have to be realistic, and a property has to reflect the market.”
The Turner family isn’t using the house as much as they used to, so it’s time to sell.
“Lives changed, and people go in different directions. Kids grow up, and all the things that we see happen with these large, legacy homes,” Hogan says. “They still use the property, but not the way that they did for many years. It's just time to move on."
Although the house is huge, Hogan says it still feels warm and welcoming.
“There are many intimate areas within the house," she says. “Every time I show it, people remark on the fact that they're able to find spaces where they don't feel like they're overwhelmed with the size, and they can have privacy.”
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