Fresh off the heals of introducing Toronto’s exclusive $20M club, which currently features two MLS listed properties, a ranch in South Alberta now has the distinction of being the most expensive home listing.
Listing Price: $52.4 Million
Description courtesy of Sotheby’s –
The majestic Bar-N Ghost Pine Ranch boasts a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property with a prestigious historical significance.
The setting of this sprawling, over 14,700 acre ranch exceeds expectations; located just 1-1/2 hours South of Calgary, and close to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo-Jump, the spectacular and scenic grounds are abundant in lush meadows, several water springs, trout pond, rolling hills, and endless dramatic views. This working ranch is complete in set-up for cattle, including winter cabin facilities, corrals, barns, six residential homes (1 owner home, 1 guest house and 4 staff houses) and gravity spring wells for year round water supply. Besides its position as one of Alberta’s great cattle ranches, the Bar-N Ghost Pine Ranch offers world class hunting with populations of elk, mule deer, white tail deer, and several species of birds. It is also an extremely scenic ranch boasting a broad diversity of habitat types from productive meadows to rolling hills which give way to steeper mountain country with scatterings of aspens and evergreens.
The professionally managed operation covers 14,740 acres, of which 9,040 is deeded land, 5,700 is crown leased. The ranch is operated as a working cattle ranch with 800 cattle and 36 Angus cross bulls and there is the option to retain the current staff making this a turnkey operation. The richly dark soil and natural landscape is perfect for running this cow/calf operation, utilizing the furtive natural land for grazing.
The Bar-N Ghost Pine Ranch provides a rare opportunity to own a rich part of Alberta’s ranch history in a setting of unmatched beauty.
Home on the Ranch
The property includes six residential homes, with accommodations for a full crewing including a manager as well as comfortable quarters for guests. The property culminates with the beautifully situated and modernly updated 5,200 sq. ft. of living quarters in the grand ranch home. Upon entering the main home, you are treated to magnificent views of the property through the open living space with floor to ceiling windows. The dramatic entrance features an open floor plan that begins with the gourmet kitchen. Featuring modern appliances and a central island that has been artfully etched with renderings by famous Vancouver Island artist, Bill Webber of Artwood Designs that reflect the prairies and wildlife local to the area—no detail has been overlooked. Natural tree trunk beams, character chandeliers and a large, natural stone fireplace complete the spacious dining and living room space. The Master Suite features breathtaking views of the ranch and includes a natural stone fireplace, soaker tub and walk-in shower. The bright lower level of the ranch home boasts additional bedrooms for guests and family, as well as a luxurious den and bar for entertaining.
Property Structure Square Footage
Main House: 5228 sq. ft.
Guest House: 4170 sq. ft.
Managers Residence: 2390 sq. ft.
Village Residence 1: 1260 sq. ft.
Village Residence 2: 1086 sq. ft.
Village Residence 3: 1076 sq. ft.
Horse Barn 1 : 4132 sq. ft.
Horse Barn 2: 3920 sq. ft.
Open front shed: 1545 sq. ft. south facing, metal clad
Open front shed: 3000 sq. ft. south facing, metal clad
Calving shed: 2808 sq. ft. metal clad
Hospital Pen/Barn: 663 sq. ft.
East Calving Shed: 2 portions 768 sq. ft. (6 box stalls with panels) and
900 sq. ft. (5 box stalls with panels)