Yo Ho, Yo Ho, My Old Kentucky Home!
Yar, be seeking yer fortunes on the high seas? Ya best be looking in the waves of the windy prairies of Kentucky Bluegrass, fer thar lies a Pirate’s true booty! I swear it on old Davy Jones’ locker!
Okay, I’m not going to put you through an entire 500 words of pirate talk. It’s just too much. But I AM going to take you on a tour of Captain Jack Sparrow’s very own inland getaway: a 41-acre thoroughbred horse farm in Kentucky complete with all the pony amenities and a house worthy of celebrity royalty.
Technically the former abode of Mr. Depp’s late mother, the Kentucky estate is up for auction on September 15 to the highest bidder, and you seriously couldn’t ask for a more prized piece of property.
The farm sits on Versailles Road outside of Lexington, one of the most famous turnpikes in horse history with Calument Farms, Keenland Racetrack and much more in walking distance.
The property itself is a charmer: There are three barns with 15 stalls, 10 bluegrass paddocks with automatic waterers, and stately dark wood fencing throughout that the area is known for.
There are two homes on the property: a main 6,000 square foot home with bedrooms/bathrooms and entertaining spaces galore, and also a smaller cottage for barn staff or guests, depending if you’re so celebrity that you have people to take care of your ponies for you.
You’ll also score some choice luxury amenities like a gourmet kitchen, wet bar, sun room, and stunning pool.
We really hope this baby makes it into the hands of someone with good horse sense, because it backs up on a subdivision, and while it might be lucrative for the buyer to subdivide and sell off much of the land for a sweet profit, that’s historic Versailles Road land that you can never unpave. Save the Bluegrass, y’all!
The property has been on the market awhile – previously listed for sale at around $3 million, they properly couldn’t get any buyers, and will now go to the highest bidder at an auction on September 15. There is a reserve price, but the auction house hasn’t shared what that reserve price is, so chances are you’re not going to be able to pick this one up for what’s in your veterinary rainy day fund savings account.
You can get info at the original listing at Halfhill Auction Group.