Massive Mansion in Colorado Up for Auction, With No Reserve

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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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packer6329

CAN I MAKE YOU A OFFER YOU CAN'T TURN DOWN PLEASE, $1,200.00 AND THATS MY BEST, TAKE IT OR NOT.

November 03 2014 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SKCRCPUSCG

It's good to be broke and modest

October 25 2014 at 12:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
In My Opinion

Nice indoor swimming pool.

Liked the landscape with homemade rivers.

Property taxes to think about.

Paradise homes are on the sell outs now, where are the buyers?

Newbies don't have that kind of money.

Should have reserve. if doesn't sell, rent it out?

October 24 2014 at 1:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
amatmon

Envy is not pretty........

October 24 2014 at 10:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
womenscountry

I always wonder who built these monstrosity's in the first place.....and why they are now selling them.

October 23 2014 at 8:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
FRED

Look at it from another viewpoint...you could ride your Harley Indoors in bad weather....

October 19 2014 at 11:09 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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tdeblaey

Love it, Fred! You made my day!

November 06 2014 at 8:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
keg8451

Fred, we' get along.

November 06 2014 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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October 17 2014 at 5:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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 -1 rate up rate down Reply
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womenscountry

You are right, it does look like a hotel.

October 23 2014 at 8:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
American 1st

Jealous much, thunderhill?

October 25 2014 at 1:42 AM 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 +3 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 +2 rate up rate down Reply