From “Immaculate Reception” to “Immaculate Ranch” – The legendary hall of famer’s incredible spread shows he still has the touch, the eye, and the steady hand as he reveals his pride, passion and accomplishments on a very different field.
THE GILMER MIRROR –
DALLAS, TEXAS (November 8, 2014) – American football & sports media icon Terry Bradshaw has listed his pristine 750-acre Circle 12 Ranch with Bernard Uechtritz, an international real estate advisor to Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Dallas who is co-brokering the deal with Oklahoma ranch specialist Angie Nelson for $10.8 million.
By all accounts, Bradshaw has spent 14 years and millions of dollars turning nearly 750 acres of a once run down property into a pristine, turn-key hideaway and fully productive working ranch about an hour from Dallas.
The Thackerville, Oklahoma ranch is in the epicenter of cowboy country, but within easy reach of planes, trains, automobiles and airports to accommodate Bradshaw’s hectic travel and appearance schedule worldwide.
Neat fences, groomed gravel and paved roads, lush fertilized hay meadows, picturesque rolling pastures, serene lakes stocked with fish and a perfectly laid out equestrian training and breeding complex, along with working cattle pens and ranch headquarters now adorn a once-derelict and discarded farm whose previous infrastructure consisted of a few rusty barbed wire fences and an old school bus for shelter, before Bradshaw bought and transformed the property.
Uechtritz, who has teamed up with fellow Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s and Oklahoma ranch specialist Nelson to market and sell the property said, “What many people don’t knowabout Terry Bradshaw is that in his heart and at home, Terry is also a rancher and a land steward…and as a matter of fact, a really good one! As a lifetime cattle rancher and horseman, I can tell you that what Terry has built and achieved here is first class, and really a testament to his ranching knowledge, his vision, and being completely hands-on.”
Bradshaw said, “The ranch has been my one quiet and cathartic place in an often hectic world. I built it to satisfy my passion for the outdoors, my love of horses, cattle and also the hogs I raise to feed the hungry. I am really gonna miss this ranch, but Tammy and I want to spend more time travelling and on our place in Hawaii, and I’ll buy a smaller place nearby to keep a few of my best horses.”
Along with a number of visible improvements and ranch facilities, the property features an incredible, sprawling 8,600 square foot estate with six bedrooms and eight baths, with huge stone fireplaces, beamed ceilings, pool, decks, patios and cabanas. The quality materials and craftsmanship bear witness to a design of uncompromising form, function and a common sense and practicality that only comes with a rancher’s mind and hand.
Bill Fandel, another Sotheby’s broker from Colorado, who last week listed actor Tom Cruise’s 340-acre ranch in Telluride, said, “Terry’s created an absolutely world-class horse & cattle ranch with the Circle 12. When you see the property, you understand immediately that he was uncompromising in his commitment to quality and the exceptional execution throughout all aspects of the ranch. The property offers universal appeal. His personal passion for excellence was evident from the very moment I arrived at the front gate and throughout the day we spent together touring the property. It’s really a special spot so close to all the best DFW has to offer.”
The ranch went on the market November 10th and will only be shown to pre-screened buyers by appointment.
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