A Texas Hill Country ranch with a dance floor designed for the late actor Patrick Swayze hit the auction block with a price tag of $4.75 million.
Twisted Rose Farm, once an Arabian horse farm, sits on 235 acres near Kerrville. With a 2,900-square-foot main house, a guest cottage, and other living quarters, the farm offers 11 bedrooms and seven bathrooms. A private lake encompasses more than 13 acres.
But the most unique feature is inside the main barn — a grand ballroom with a dance floor created especially for the late actor, a trained dancer best known for his role on Dirty Dancing. Swayze was a horse lover and Houston native who was a frequent visitor. Movie posters from some of Swayze's other hits, including Ghost and Roadhouse, hang on the walls.
"Swayze frequented (the ranch) on the regular, so much so that the private dance floor was installed for his personal practice use," writes listing agent Madelyn Bricken in a blog post about the property. "Immediately, you feel pangs of nostalgia, and perhaps a dash of 'fan-girl' when you realize you’re standing on glorified sacred turf."
Besides the ballroom, the bar also contains a catering kitchen and wet bar. A terraced outdoor entertaining space includes spots for barbecuing and dining, and for soaking in the hot tub. A fireside lounge affords views of Hill Country sunsets.
The listing suggests Twisted Rose Farm could be used as a family compound, retreat, vacation rental property, or hunting and fishing lodge.
The listing notes that the property, at 1626 Harper Rd., “delivers an unparalleled equestrian lifestyle,” thanks to a 30-stall horse barn, a 16-stall mare barn, two six-stall stud barns, two covered arenas, 20 paddocks, and an outdoor arena with amphitheater seating.
The current owners of the equestrian estate are Murphy and Dianne Lents. They bought it in 2013 for about $2.8 million.
Elizabeth Kuper, Charlie Kuper, and Bricken, all of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, have the listing. Concierge Auctions is handling the bidding.