The 2,700-acre California estate owned by the late Michael Jackson that once held exotic animals, an amusement park and some rather unsavory memories is now on the market for a whopping $100 million. I know, you’d think the $100 million would at least include the damn animals.
About 40 miles from Santa Barbara, the Los Olivos property is stripped of its former name and now referred to as “Sycamore Valley Ranch.” The amusement park, elephant and orangutans are all gone, but there is a lone llama left on the property at least. There’s about 22 structures on the property, and includes a main house that is about 12,000 square-feet and has six bedrooms with an attached “staff quarters” area. Jackson obviously didn’t mess around when it came to a living set up.
Whoever decides to buy the sprawling estate, which could end up being Kanye West, will also end up with a swimming pool, a barbecue area, basketball court, tennis court, 50-seat movie theater with a private viewing balcony and a stage that includes trap doors for magic shows. At least that’s what I hope it was built for.