Kenny Rogers’ Former Estate Beaver Dam Farms Up for Auction [Pictures]
Do you want to live in Kenny Rogers' former estate, Beaver Dam Farms? For a starting price of $3.5 million, the massive 973-acre estate in Georgia could be yours!
The current owners of Rogers' former residence have decided to place the property on auction starting July 9. The estate, which is located near Athens, Ga., includes its own private 18-hole golf course, an equestrian center, three private spring fed lakes, five guest houses and a clubhouse. Two swimming pools, two tennis courts and a 12,000-square-foot mansion also cover the property.
The country legend designed it all himself, and the land is now being offered to the highest bidder with most of its original décor and furnishings, according to a press release. "I have so many fond memories at Beaver Dam Farms," Rogers shares in a release. "I still dream about playing golf on its course two to three times a week."
"I was raised in the projects in Houston, Texas, and I always had this dream of doing something spectacular," he continues. "I remember when I was young, I would walk through the wealthy part of town on my way to school and saw the automated sprinklers and thought, ‘one day I’m going to have those.’ So, when I built the golf course, I would go out and sit on the golf cart and watch the sprinklers. To me, it was a sign that I had."
Beaver Dam Farms will be sold to the highest bidder at or above $3.5 million and will come fully furnished. Those whose checking accounts will allow can schedule an appointment to tour the property beginning June 4. Forbes reports Rogers sold the property to Weston Adams in 2003, and after Adams' 2011 death, the family tried to sell for $20 million.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution says the Adams family is selling now because they live on the other side of the country. Adams kept the original decor and ran the Farms as a family retreat for many years, but would eventually transition it into an inclusive resort. It's not clear how much of the decor and furnishings stemmed from Rogers' vision.