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Arizona’s most expensive old house listing! On 637 acres. Circa 1932. $3,800,000

January 30, 2023

Welcome to Arizona’s most expensive old house listing! Oak Bar Ranch is a signature property and has hosted legendary film actors, world travelers and local ranchers. The listing includes the main house, manager’s house, stables, barns, corrals and additional buildings. This home was built in 1932. It is located on 637 acres in Nogales, Arizona. The property borders the Coronado National Forest. Eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 18,274 square feet. $3,800,000

Contact Gary Brasher with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty: 520-260-4048

From the Zillow listing:


The Oak Bar Ranch is a signature property, directly bordering the Coronado National Forest and steeped in the historic lore of the area. As the original headquarters of a 1930s legacy cattle ranch extending along the Patagonia Mountain range, the main house, managers house, stables, barns, corrals and additional buildings still retain the extraordinary original detail and craftsmanship along with contemporary livability. Sited at a 4,000′ elevation in the foothills of the Patagonia Mountains, the Oak Bar Ranch is secluded and tranquil. Yet unlike other locations offering privacy, shopping and services are only a 15-minute drive away. The main 1932 headquarters residence of nearly 12,000 SF living space includes 8 spacious bedrooms each looking out to mountain views and opening directly to landscaped outdoor terraces and patios. The main house’s exterior walls are 42″ thick, steel reinforced adobe walls thus retaining the evening cool through summer days. Handcrafted plaster crown molding, window and door trims, express the talent and attention so rarely available now. Designed by renown Santa Barbara Architect Roland Coates, the main rooms and bedrooms are focused on 7 fireplaces, adjacent outdoor terraces, and scenic views. The main compound includes guest housing, stables with rooms and a wonderfully oversized California style pool. Pastures, barns and corrals make the Oak Bar an ideal horse facility. Hiking and horse trails lead into the adjacent National Forest for access to seemingly endless riding. Having the Forest on one side of the property, with open range and Patagonia Lake on the other side, enables unique animal sightings and remarkable bird viewing. Legendary film actors, world travelers and local ranching friends visited frequently adding to the history and hospitality. The elegance of the house reflects the peace and grace of the property giving the Oak Bar a unique soul.



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