For Sale: Shirley MacLaine's New Age Retreat in New Mexico

ZillowShirley MacLaine bought the 7,450-acre property and added onto the adobe-style main house.
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By Emily Heffter

Actress Shirley MacLaine decided to buy the Plaza Blanca Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, as soon as she walked in for the first time. She noticed the view, then sensed that a dancer had died at the top of the staircase and wanted MacLaine to buy the ranch, she told Oprah Winfrey during a 2012 video-taped tour.

The Academy Award-winning actress and new age thinker, 80, bought the 7,450-acre property and added onto the adobe-style main house, making two separate residences, plus a spiritual retreat space in a subterranean level.

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There is also a yurt, caretaker's house, swimming pool, horse barn and chicken coop -- all of it off-the-grid and sustainable, with greenhouses for growing food.

Over the years, MacLaine hosted spiritual retreats at the ranch and spent a lot of time there with her dog, Terry. From her porch, she says, she has observed UFOs, and she built a labyrinth of rocks to aid in meditation.

In televised tours, her mantle was crowded with Academy Awards and Golden Globes, and the table in her dining room was the one used in the film "Terms of Endearment."

MacLaine told The Wall Street Journal she consulted a psychic about the listing price and decided on $18 million. The ranch was a spiritual retreat for her and a place where she spent a lot of time, but the actress said she wanted to move into Santa Fe to be less reclusive.

The listing is held by Lynden Galloway at Sotheby's International Realty in Santa Fe.

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Rose

i would by it...how many acers?\

July 20 2014 at 11:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe O.

Is she moving to Colorado?

July 20 2014 at 3:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joseph0958

Obviously she's broke and needs the money....

July 20 2014 at 3:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fullsrvlaw

Shirley has always been really smart about real estate. When she first began earning money, she bought a duplex in Malibu and rented out one side.

July 20 2014 at 11:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jm6295

hi i am jim

July 20 2014 at 10:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dbobmcch

If I had the money, I would like to buy it.

July 20 2014 at 8:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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dbobmcch

If I HAVE.......

July 20 2014 at 9:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
HEY BOB

youd buy it? new mexico blows man

July 20 2014 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hwggtg

Like Shirley's home or was home.

July 20 2014 at 8:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
aristocat101

The home is cute dont like the area though

July 20 2014 at 8:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pjchilds

Funny how Nancy Reagan was ridiculed for consulting a psychic, but Ms. MacLaine, who bought a multimillion dollar property because she sensed that the ghost of a dancer had died thereyold her to buy it and also says she has observed UFOs from her porch, is a "new age thinker".

July 20 2014 at 7:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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rsmoot001

I don't believe in psychics but Shirley MacLaine wasn't married and had influence over the president of the United States. She is a private citizen living her life as she sees fit. She is not forcing her beliefs unlike Christians or Muslims, on anyone else. I also don't believe that she sees ufo's, but that's her private life.

July 20 2014 at 8:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
justamanuknow

Shirley was a good actress and her place looks nice. Looks like privacy to me. I wish I had consulted a psychic before I wasted my best years on a lying, stealing X- wife. At least I got my house and she got to keep her herpes !

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rsmoot001

Love it!

July 20 2014 at 8:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply