A roughly 70-acre estate outside Denver has sold for $12.5 million, according to Douglas Elliman’s Liza Hogan, who listed the property at $12.9 million in 2018.
Known as Serenity Ridge, the 45,212-square-foot residence located at 10687 Evans Ridge Road, in Parker, Colo., was sold by Cal Turner Jr., the former CEO of discount chain Dollar General. According to the Wall Street Journal, the sale included Turner’s art and wine collection.
Hogan told the Journal that the property drew particular interest at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“People were looking for privacy, somewhere to escape, a retreat where they could be close to the city,” she said.
Originally built as a family and corporate retreat, the sprawling property features 13 bedrooms, 28 baths, three guest apartments with private entrances, formal and informal dining areas, a wine cellar and garage parking for 29 cars.
A complete entertainment wing includes a heated pool with jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, locker rooms, home theater, dance floor with stage, bowling alley, billiard table, ping pong, arcade game room, lounge and exercise facilities.
The gated grounds include expansive outdoor entertaining areas, a long private driveway, stocked fishing pond, manicured gardens and a caretaker’s residence, all with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains.
Parker is home to an avid equestrian community, with events and competitions during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.