Massive Mansion in Colorado Up for Auction, With No Reserve

exterior serenity ridge house
Courtesy of Supreme AuctionsSerenity Ridge in Parker, Colorado, is the largest private residence in the U.S. to be sold at a no-reserve auction.
By Christine DiGangi

If you're in the market for a mansion and looking for a bargain, there's a property in Colorado you'll want to check out. An estate previously listed for $22 million is set for a no-reserve auction Sept. 27, meaning the property will sell, regardless of the price.

The property, called Serenity Ridge, is a little more than 20 miles southeast of Denver in Parker, Colorado, and is the largest private residence in the U.S. to be sold at a no-reserve auction. And large it is: There are 11 en-suite bedrooms, two connecting apartments, four kitchens and a master wing (yes, wing, not bedroom) with its own library, kitchenette and conference room.

It's the kind of mansion fit for outdoorsy types: This massive home sits on 70 acres of land with mountain views, multiple patios and two ponds (which are described as fishing ponds -- swimmers can head to the indoor pool with a locker room, steam room and sauna). You don't really have to leave the place if you're looking for entertainment: There's a movie theater, bowling alley, billiard room, arcade room, performance stage and bar.

Don't worry about filling the 50,000 square feet of living space, either. Serenity Ridge comes fully furnished, which takes a huge chunk out of those new-homeowner expenses. The garage, however, does not come with the 12 or so vehicles that it can store. You have to bring your own.


You may be able to get this estate (which one of the listing brokers describes as "intimate") on the cheap, but you won't get a discount on all the other costs that come with buying a house: Utilities for Serenity Ridge will likely take a huge bite out of the monthly budget, and don't forget about property taxes, either. It's easy to overlook those details when buying a home, whether it's a two-bedroom in the suburbs or a secluded, luxurious mansion. Make sure you know what you're getting into, because inability to pay your mortgage and associated costs can destroy your finances for years.

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thunderhillfarm

It looks like a hotel; a five star hotel, granted, but a hotel none the less. Over-sized, impersonal spaces, tacky theme-park landscaping, an exterior worthy of the name "Marriott", and interior decor that looks like they hired a decorator who specializes in luxury office spaces. I'd take it for 10 bucks or less, then resell it for scrap. Maybe I could build a nice house in it's place to take advantage of the one good thing it does have...a view.

August 18 2014 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
demi.burkett

Spectacular home. Wish there were more interior pics!

August 16 2014 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ColoMtnLvr

Does it come with a fleet of segways to get around the place ?

August 06 2014 at 11:31 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
EzinWy

This would be a great home for me and my three wives and sons, three brothers and their families, our mom, and maybe some other relatives. Yes, limiting a man to one wife is unconstitutional / discriminating too.

August 06 2014 at 11:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
stjohn1st

I bid 99 cents . Why not they sold a lot of stuff for 99 cents and it worked out pretty good for the family.

August 06 2014 at 1:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
momsname17

Too much room,i personal could get to like some of the features,but of all the houses,i like Tim Teabow home ,it looks like a home, but considering i paid ten grand for mine years ago don't guess anyone will have to worry about me outbidding them

July 26 2014 at 7:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ken

That is a lot of $1 items!

July 26 2014 at 1:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jnel713

Liberals hate all that's good and pure. It must totally suck to live their miserable, hateful life!

July 21 2014 at 10:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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a20xpm

It is easy to live large when you are hiding behind a corporation.

August 16 2014 at 6:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
alfredschrader

The problem with those mausoleums in the middle of nowhere is they're in the middle of nowhere.
Closest neighbor is 1/8th of a mile away.

July 12 2014 at 5:52 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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donc703

Anyone that builds or buys a home on 70 acres doesn't want neighbors close by.

July 12 2014 at 7:34 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
lynnbrown45

That's one of the places BEST features !!

August 06 2014 at 10:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
larry

This house is so huge it has it's own zip code. Wow !!! What a monster. I'll bet the monthly electric bill is more than my mortgage.

July 12 2014 at 4:53 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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lynnbrown45

Get solar panels !

August 06 2014 at 10:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply