Kris Kristofferson Lists Sprawling California Estate For $17.2 Million
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Kris Kristofferson is letting go and moving on by selling the sprawling California estate that he has owned for more than four decades.
In 1980, Kris Kristofferson was riding high on the success of his career as a singer, songwriter and actor. At the time, Kristofferson had already built up an impressive string of credits, including acting roles in “A Star Is Born” (which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor) and “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” along with numerous songwriting credits like “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” (recorded by Ray Stevens and Johnny Cash), “Me and Bobby McGee” (recorded by Roger Miller), and “Help Me Make It Through The Night” (recorded by Gladys Knight), to name a few.
It only makes sense that he would celebrate his incredible success with the purchase of a one-of-a kind property. Kristofferson bought the 557-acre property that features a mile of Mendocino coastline frontage in 1980, leasing. A former dairy farm and creamery dating back to the 1800’s, some of the estate’s original buildings are still standing.
The buildings include a 2,400-square-foot barn that Kristofferson and his wife used as a vacation house, as well as a 1,900-square-foot ranch house, a dairy barn, and a feed barn, all of which are in need of an update.
For a mere $17.2 million, one lucky buyer can own this property that features 300 acres of open pasture and approximately 250 acres of forest filled with redwood and fir trees, making the ranch an ideal and secluded getaway.
“This is a place of solace. A fortress of solitude. Where tranquility in nature surrounds and heightens the senses. Where Pacific Ocean back drops, accentuate the majesty of old growth redwoods. The property offers the perfect setting for those looking to slip away into the privacy of nature…” according to the listing.
Located three hours north of San Francisco along the Mendocino Coast, it’s clear why Kris Kristofferson was drawn to this stunning and quiet location. Kristofferson, now 87, told the Wall Street Journal, “The ranch has always been a place of creativity and inspiration.”
Kris Kristofferson quietly retired in 2020 and now lives in Maui, Hawaii, with his wife.
Kristofferson’s retirement news came in a statement from his publicist who said that the decision was “very organic.”
“It wasn’t any big stake in the ground, like ‘I’m retiring! I’m not doing this anymore!,” said Tamara Saviano, Kristofferson’s longtime manager. “It was an evolution, and it just felt very organic. There was no big change — it was this sort of slow ‘What should we do now? What’s next?’ And here we are in the middle of a pandemic… It was like, ‘Yeah, let’s retire.’”
Kristofferson and his wife currently reside full-time in Maui, Hawaii, on Maui. As for the ranch, listing agent Justin Nadeau said that the couple felt that “it’s time to let it go and move on” from their beloved California ranch.
Take a video tour of Kristofferson’s California property below.