43-Acre French Chateau in East Texas Built by the Late Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim, Founder of Pilgrim's Pride, to Auction Without Reserve
Designed by architect Richard Drummond Davis, the estate was custom-built for Lonnie Alfred "Bo" Pilgrim, founder of Pilgrim's Pride, a multinational food company, one of the largest chicken producers in the United States and Puerto Rico.
"I've partnered with Concierge Auctions nearly 15 times because I know their platform is the only way to attract the global attention necessary to sell a unique property of this caliber in an expedited time-frame—which is why I recommended my clients go straight to auction," said listing agent Kyle Crews. "With motivated sellers ready to let the market dictate the final sale price and multiple bidders competing to win, it's a win-win for clients on both sides of the deal."
The multi-generational estate has the potential for use as a wellness or rehabilitation center, with over 18,000 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, and 10 full and one half bathrooms. Breathtakingly ornate in design and stature, architectural features include a glass elevator overlooking spacious grounds, European-made gas fireplaces, French front doors, and aged and antiqued Red Oak wood floors. The property also boasts a large indoor pool with wet and dry sauna, as well as a spa, modeled after the Greenbrier Resort with European details.
"This estate was custom-built to my father's exact specifications with superior materials and craftsmanship, and our family has enjoyed it for many years. When we decided it was time to sell, we wanted the same level of standards. We knew working with Concierge Auctions would allow our family the ability to set our date of sale and deliver a result which enables us to move on to the next phase in our lives," said seller Ken Pilgrim.
Situated on 43 acres of impeccably manicured grounds designed by landscape architect Naud Burnett, the property boasts multiple native species of trees, three ponds and streams, a deep water well with crisp fresh water, and a plethora of strikingly beautiful Azalea gardens. The grounds also feature a greenhouse and three outbuilding shops.
The Pittsburg community emanates southern charm. Home to Bo Pilgrim's Pilgrim Pride, mementos of Pilgrim's social and philanthropic endeavors can be seen throughout the town. Located just 10 miles from Lake Cypress Springs, Lake Bob Sandlin, and Lake O' The Pines, residents enjoy water skiing, boating, and fishing. Dallas is easily accessible in two hours by car, or in even less time via private plane taking off from Mt Pleasant Regional Airport—just a short 10-minute drive away.
As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.
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