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Oil Baron’s $250 Million Home Is America’s Most Expensive - Take A Look Inside

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If you're in the market for a new home with lots of room for a growing family, we have good news.

A very nice 65,000-acre slice of property has just hit the market in Texas, and it could be yours for only $250 million. Yes, that makes it America's most expensive piece of property, but once you see all of the amenities you'll understand why.

Mesa Vista Ranch

The ranch, named Mesa Vista, belongs to Texas oil baron T. Boone Pickens, who has owned it since 1971 when it was just a measly 2,000-acre lot he used for quail hunting.

Mesa Vista Ranch

Since then, the 89-year-old Pickens has expanded it quite a bit, with multiple buildings and special features.

Mesa Vista Ranch

First thing's first: Mesa Vista's crown jewel is a 33,000-square-foot main lodge, which is so spacious a family of five could move in and never bump into each other.

Mesa Vista Ranch
Mesa Vista Ranch
Mesa Vista Ranch
Mesa Vista Ranch

The house features vaulted ceilings, a two-story library, a 30-seat movie theater, and an industrial grade kitchen. The only thing that's not included is Pickens's huge art collection.

But the main house is just the tip of the Mesa Vista iceberg. Wait until you see the rest of the property.

Ideally, Pickens is looking to sell to another quail hunter, because he's leaving behind a lot of hunting equipment on the property.

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Pickup trucks, ammo and firearms, and a 50-dog kennel filled with bird dogs are all included in the $250 million price tag. The kennel also includes a veterinary lab and exercise area for the dogs.

Pickens with his gun dogs.AP
Mesa Vista Ranch

But there are other amenities at Mesa Vista that everyone can appreciate.

Mesa Vista Ranch

For on thing, there's 12 miles of water fixtures on the property, including man-made waterfalls, creeks and lakes.

Mesa Vista Ranch
Mesa Vista Ranch

There's also a 12,000-square-foot guest house, a family house, a gate house and a personal pub. Mesa Vista even has its own chapel, although it may be bad luck. Pickens married his fifth wife there, and they've since divorced.

The property also includes a private airport, which is FAA-approved and features two bedrooms and bathrooms (for your personal pilots, naturally).

Mesa Vista Ranch

While Pickens is set to make a killing on his ranch, the multi-billionaire will give away most of the sale to his charitable foundation.

Like other celebrities, Pickens says he has more than enough to retire on, and doesn't believe in leaving a big inheritance to his children.

Are you dreaming of moving in to Mesa Vista yet?