Suddenly For Sale: Take a Peak Inside Glenn Beck’s Mammoth Vaquero Mansion

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“Beck is also wisely excluding the mineral rights to his property, though I doubt anyone would drill in Vaquero.”

Glenn Beck may be trying to sell off some of his Westlake property because, according to various news reports, his media empire is not doing all that well currently. According to The Daily Beast, just a couple weeks ago:

The right-wing cable and digital media company—founded by Beck shortly before he exited Fox News in 2011—fired another round of staffers this week, shrinking a workforce that has already been reduced to less than 50 employees, according to two sources who spoke with The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity. The two sources also confirmed that more than a dozen employees had been laid off over the past several days.

I don’t know, maybe it’s the new tax bill. Maybe the very private Beck can no longer afford his almost 10,000 square foot spread on three and a half acres at 2224 King Fisher Drive in Westlake, where tony Vaquero is nestled, now that he can only deduct $10,000 of the approximately $57,000 in property taxes on the place. I mean, we assume Beck lives there: the home is owned by the “Prince Whipple Trust” headquartered at the same address.

“Prince Whipple Trust” also owns 11.8 acres directly behind the King Fisher property, likely for added security. These two properties at 4101 Aspen Lane are not formally on the market.

Beck moved to Texas in 2011 and first leased another Vaquero home belonging to Jorge Piedra and Swarovski crystal heiress Vanessa Swarovski, now his ex. Beck never bought the 7,900 square foot home that was sold at auction to Greg and Klaudia Brady. Rather, the Becks perused the area for their dream home, landing on Brant Jobe’s spread at 2224 King Fisher, down the street.

Beck’s six-bedroom, nine bathroom home flanks Vaquero’s prestigious, award-winning golf course currently undergoing a huge renovation of its 28,000 square foot club house. Constructed of hand-cut stacked stone, it was built by Cy Barcus for golfer Brant Jobe in 2004. The home has wide-planked, hand-scraped hardwood floors from French Brown Floors, a Ludowici tile roof — the Ludowici legacy of old-world hand crafted clay tile roofs started 400 years ago in Rome, Italy. The gourmet kitchen goes on and on… acres of countertops plus double sinks, dishwashers, and other appliances. The master retreat at 24 by 22 feet is enormous and the bath loaded with luxury plus enough room for not just a massage table but a massage party.

Altogether, the home has 9100 square feet, a sprawling swimming pool, deck, fire pit lounge, and private guest cabana.

According to the listing on Realtor.com, the home is priced at $5.9 million which is pretty close to Tarrant County appraised value: $5,495,990.

Beck is also wisely excluding the mineral rights to his property, though I doubt anyone would drill in Vaquero.

The George & Noonan Real Estate Group with Synergy Realty LLC are marketing the house. Troy George and Lucy Noonan are agents to many a Colleyville, Southlake, Westlake or Grapevine celebrity, and also the folks marketing Quail Hollow, across the street from Vaquero.

 

 

 
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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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