When oilman T-Boone Pickens sells his Texas Panhandle Ranch, he will also move the home he grew up in, back to the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater.
Currently, the white-frame home that once sat in Holdenville, Pickens’ home town, sits next to the $250 million ranch home he’s trying to unload.
His fourth wife Madeleine had the home taken apart and hauled to Mesa Vista, the ranch located north of Pampa, Texas and not far from the Oklahoma state line.
Pickens is a 1951 Oklahoma State University graduate and over the years has contributed millions to expand the school’s football stadium. Actually, he has given $1 billion to the university.
A report by CNBC indicated Pickens would like to sell the huge mansion by the time he turns 90 in May.
“It’s a little unbelievable,” he told the network. “And it’s been great. I’ve loved every minute of it.”
Pickens built the monstrous home on the 3,000 acres he bought in the 1970s. But he also expanded the ranch to 65,000 acres.
“People who haven’t been here might say ‘well I’m not going to pay $250 million,'” he said. “I say to them, ‘Just come look at it.’ And then see what you think.”
But Pickens also admits selling the ranch is one of the hardest changes he’s making in his life.
“Damn right, I’ll miss the place. I put a lot of time and effort into it. and there is nothing else like it.”
A private airport comes with the deal.
Take a look inside the mansion as CNBC reported.