- A $180 million lottery winner is selling a massive Californiamountain estate for $26 million.
- It includes a 16,000-square-foot house with a sauna, a 17-seat movie theater, a three-story elevator, and a 4,000-square-foot garage.
- The estate also comes with a fully operational buffalo ranch and a four-star steakhouse and saloon.
Rick Knudsen won the $180 million California Mega Millions jackpotin 2014, quit his job, and bought the house— which was still under construction — for $5.5 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. He went on to buy an adjacent buffalo ranch and another swath of land, piecing together 845 acres in total. The estate also includes commercial property in the nearby town of Oak Glen, where he established a steakhouse and saloon.
Here’s a look at the massive estate.
A lottery winner is selling his 16,000-square-foot mountain home that sits on 845 acres Oak Glen, California, for $26 million.
The owner, Rick Knudsen, won the $180 million California Mega Millions jackpot in 2014, quit his job, and bought the $5.5 million home, which wasn’t yet finished and sat on about 50 acres at the time.
Knudsen went on to spend millions more on an adjacent 155-acre buffalo ranch and another 640-acre piece of land, as well as a steakhouse and saloon in town. It cost him about $11.5 million total.
Called Eagle Crest, the mountain estate is the only private property in Southern California that sits at a 9,000-foot elevation.
The interior of the home is designed in a rustic mountain style …
… with stone and wood materials throughout the house.
An elevator serves three stories of the home.
A private movie theater with a George Lucas sound system can seat 17 people …
… and even comes with a concessions counter.
The owner of the house said he’s ready to sell because he’s “a little bit bored” after completing the estate, and ready to move onto another project.
Attached to the house is a 4,000-square-foot six-bay garage and carport.
The house has its own water source as well as a solar power system.
About 45 grass- and apple-fed buffalo roam there, to be served later at the steakhouse included in the estate.
The four-star Oak Glen Steakhouse & Saloon can seat more than 150 people.
In the same building as the steakhouse is the saloon, with a full-service bar, HD TVs, and live music.
The steakhouse and saloon sit on nearly 2.75 acres …
… which includes a roughly one-acre parcel of fully-landscaped land with waterfalls, ponds, and an apple orchard.