House of the Week: Randy Travis' Luxury Ranch 


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12 Avenida De Rey, Santa Fe, NM
For Sale: $14.7 million

Country singer Randy Travis bought this 220-acre parcel from New Mexico's former governor and fashioned it into a luxury ranch. Until his 2010 divorce from longtime wife and former manager Elizabeth Travis, the Grammy winner parked his tour bus in the estate's bus garage and spent much of his time at the home.

He even kept a pet buffalo on site, as well as horses and cattle. Travis now lives in Texas, where he is recovering from a stroke.

The unique interior is the work of Elizabeth Travis, who is selling the estate to move to a smaller home closer to central Santa Fe. The main house includes 3 bedrooms, a large living room, a library, a recreation room and a master suite with a walk-in vault.

The home, which has 10 fireplaces, is meticulously decorated with hand-carved doors, inlaid details and stitched leather ceilings.

"The house is just loaded with personal style," said Sotheby's International Realty's Bob Cardinale, who holds the listing.

In particular, Cardinale said the kitchen, with its wood-burning stove, beamed ceiling and tiled floor, is the distinctive center of the home.

The property also includes a bowling alley and gymnasium tucked into an adobe building that looks, from the outside, like a traditional New Mexico chapel. A shooting range and swimming pool round out the property.

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