Late Rock Legend Joe Cocker’s Stately Custom-Built Colorado Mansion Seeks $18M
Perhaps no property is as central to rock legend Joe Cocker’s legacy as Mad Dog Ranch, the Colorado retreat he custom-built in 1994. The U.K.-born musician spent significant time at the 15,873-square-foot mountain manse located in the sleepy town of Crawford. He even passed away at the remote residence in 2014, and now his beloved former home is up for sale asking $18 million.
Sitting on 316 acres, the English-inspired manor is a vision of stone and stately style. Designed by architect John D. Kelley, it’s undeniably traditional in its sensibilities. The home’s good bones include high ceilings, extensive woodwork, and ample windows for taking in the rugged Colorado views.
With 15 bedrooms, 15 full baths, and four half baths to offer to friends and family, all can come and relish in the peaceful retreat. Much of the magic actually awaits outdoors, however, where storied gardens, 60 acres of irrigated fields, horse stables, and two amusement park-sized water slides give you plenty to do. Since a thick National Forest surrounds the massive property, privacy is a given as well.
According to Mansion Global, the home is being sold furnished. That means it will include Cocker’s art collection, a snooker table that once belonged to King Edward VII, and more. Talk about owning a piece of history.
For those with millions to spend, Dan Dockray of Sotheby’s International Realty has the rare listing.