Joe Cocker's Mad Dog Ranch Going Up for Auction: Take a Photo/Video Tour

Update: As we've reported, the hot real-estate market in Colorado doesn't always extend to celebrity properties.

Case in point: Actor Tom Cruise's $59 million Telluride spread remains unsold even though it's been on the market since October 2014.

Rock singer Joe Cocker's Mad Dog Ranch, an incredible property near Crawford, on the Western Slope, has been available for even longer, and the price tag as of earlier this year was less than a tenth of the one slapped on Chez Cruise: $5.75 million. But no one has purchased it, either — so in just over two weeks, it's being put up for auction.

As we've reported (material from our April 2014 original post and an April 2016 update are incorporated here), Cocker decided to downsize more than two years ago, and the listing for the Ranch offered potential buyers a couple of options: The initial asking price was $7 million without furnishings or equipment, or $7,850,000 with them included. But by the time Cocker died, in December 2014, no one had stepped up to make a deal, and even reducing the price by more than $1 million hasn't caused any wallets to open.

Now, Supreme Auctions is conducting what's described as a "No Reserve" sale on Thursday, September 1 — and the company is pulling out all the stops. The Supreme Auction page devoted to Mad Dog Ranch includes a new pitch describing the property as well as a beautifully produced video highlighting its large number of amenities.

Take a photo tour of the property below, interspersed with Supreme Auction text and information. The video can be found at the bottom of the post. Click for more details about the auction of Mad Dog Ranch in Crawford.

Mad Dog Ranch – Famed Rock & Roll Legend Joe Cocker’s Colorado Estate

In the heart of the Colorado Rockies lies a unique opportunity to own both a spectacular property and a piece of rock & roll history. Introducing the Joe and Pam Cocker Estate, the MAD DOG RANCH, home to the famed rock & roll artist since 1994.

Located within easy driving distance to Aspen, Telluride, and the world-renowned Black Canyon, the estate sits on over 240+ acres that back to 400,000 acres of BLM Land and includes irrigated pastures, landscaped lawns, manicured gardens, lush forests, and an acre sized swimming pond.

At the heart of the property rests the grand English Tudor style manor with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, and a private guest suite set in almost 16,000 sq. ft.

As you enter, a stunning foyer with a sweeping staircase and custom inlaid marble floor medallion greets guests.

Exquisite Brazilian cherry floors extend throughout the main entry, gallery and many of the formal rooms.

Fine finishes continue throughout the home, including the library’s custom cherry paneling, a formal dining room that seats 18 and billiard room with full sized bar.

Continue to see more photos of Joe Cocker's Mad Dog Ranch.
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