April 28, 2011Bonanza Ponderosa Ranch House For Sale!
By Sara In AZ
Y’all have got to check out this house that came up in one of my recent house searches. Since my real estate agent has me set up on a computerized home search I get notifications every time a house that meets my criteria comes up. Basically that search is ‘old house’ – hee! Seriously, it’s homes 1945-1965 and at least 2000 sq feet – and half of them we cannot afford. It is still fun to check out all the pictures though.
Anyway, this “Bonanza” house popped up and I knew I had to share it here on No Pattern. The listing states it is a custom home and it was built in 1963 to resemble the Ponderosa Ranch from Bonanza. The listing goes on to say that actor Lorne Green, who played Ben Cartwright on Bonanza, once occupied the home. This home is on a HUGE golf course lot, of almost 1/2 acre, in Mesa Arizona. The house has just 2 bedrooms, but it is a big 3,766 sq. feet. The listing price is $479,990. The price seems a bit steep to me, but hey if you like Bonanza this IS the house for you!
This property is listed by Venture In Realty, click HERE for the link.
*Click on any picture to enlarge it!*
Yes, I would definitely say it resembles the Ponderosa Ranch!
Here is a view from the golf course looking into the backyard.
Oooohhhhhh, look at all that wagon wheel block surrounding the patio. Love!
Here is the living room. The beamed ceilings are really cool.
Check out the HUGE stone fireplace also in the living room! WOW!!!!
I read that the original Ponderosa had a ‘stairway to nowhere’. Looks like this house also replicated that, as they list this as the upstairs storage area. I’ll bet there is lots of storage behind there!
Here is the family room. Love all that wood!
Here is another HUGE fireplace, this one is in the family room.
Here is the bar in the family room. Really cool!
Here is the master bedroom bathroom. I don’t know what the original Ponderosa’s bathrooms looked like, but I’ll bet they were not this fancy!
Here is the guest bathroom. Both of the bathrooms definitely look original, from 1964, to me.
Lastly, here is the kitchen. I think it is so sweet. I love those original cabinets and that awesome Vent-A-Hood!
Giddy up cowpokes, let’s head on over to the Ponderosa!