Buy NASCAR Legend Tony Stewart’s 415-Acre Indiana Ranch for $30M
The house alone is nearly 20,000 square feet.
Who knew three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart owned the greatest property in all of Indiana? Maybe you did if you live there, but it was news to me when I saw the listing for this 19,714-square-foot mansion on 415 wooded acres. That's nice no matter what state it's in—question is, would you say it's $30 million nice?
In this market, anything's possible. And indeed, this is about as premium as it gets if you're into the rustic cabin theme. It might be kinda like living in a Bass Pro—as if that's anything less than a great idea—especially when you see that 8,700-gallon aquarium in the main room. Then there's also a great big workshop, a supremely well-lit bar, a bowling alley, a theater room, and sure, even a virtual driving range for you golfers.
It's doubtful that the man nicknamed "Smoke" will leave all his helmets or that wall-mounted Indy car for the next owner, but it should at least give you inspiration for how to decorate with your prized possessions. The basement is currently loaded with some of the coolest racing memorabilia a NASCAR fan could ask for, unless your favorite driver ever is Joey Logano. Just look at the display cases.
There are six separate bedrooms, plus eight full bathrooms and three half-baths, which seems like plenty. Everywhere you look, there's lodgepole pine and granite. In all, it's a great place to go and relax after a morning of hunting, or an evening of fishing. It's actually a licensed hunting reserve with elk, deer, and turkey roaming throughout the property. If you're an angler, there's a stocked nine-acre lake, too.
I couldn't even begin to guess the best way to pay for such a huge place, but the listing has a built-in mortgage calculator that should help. With 20 percent down, or about $6 million, your payment works up to about $104,500 per month for 30 years. That's at a 2.95 percent interest rate, mind you. Like I said, the housing market's just nuts right now, even in Columbus, Indiana.
It's anyone's guess where Stewart is headed next. He's married now, after all—he tied the knot with NHRA ace Leah Pruett late last year. He seems to stay busy running his NASCAR team, along with the SRX racing series he started with Ray Evernham. Rest assured, he's likely got some other ultra-lux place lined up next. He may not even care where it is or what it looks like, so long as he keeps getting to drive a tractor at the Chili Bowl.
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