Gold Steinway, Stuffed Hippo Among Estate Sale Finds at Granbury Home of Rangers Owner

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For six weeks now, nearly 15 hours a day, the 20-person team at Lemons to Lemonade Estate Sales has been meticulously sorting, researching, and pricing the thousands of items in their most high profile estate to date. Though the estate sale company does not disclose the names of their clients, a public records search revealed it’s the sprawling 68-acre estate on Lake Granbury owned by Texas Rangers owner Bob Simpson and wife Janice.

“There’s just so much to offer in this fantastic estate,” says Christine Jones, a former Neiman Marcus executive who launched the estate sale company with her friend Karen Robinson at the beginning of 2020. Of course, estate sales this year look nothing like they normally would, but the two have been busier than ever.

“Nearly everything is for sale, including the kitchen sink,” Jones says.

Jones and Robinson have a lot of ground to cover. The Granbury home at 400 Gee Road has a 12,000-square-foot main residence, a 3,000-square-foot guest home, a 2,000-square-foot apartment, and a 1,500-square-foot ranch manager’s apartment.

Bob and Janice purchased the 15-bedroom total estate from Torrey and Colleen Moncrief in 2007, according to Hood County records. The impressive home was last listed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in July 2018 for $5.25 million.

The previous year, we reported that Simpson listed his Montserrat castle for $7 million in April 2017.

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The Simpson family isn’t moving, but rather redecorating the lavish country home from top to down from what we understand. That means everything from Elk antler chandeliers to jet skis, professional spa equipment, and pinball machines is being sold at this massive estate sale starting today near Fort Worth.

Jones describes this as a once in a lifetime sale. If you’re like most of us who’ve seen a taxidermied hippo, then yes, this is once in a lifetime.

Here’s a look at what’s for sale at this massive estate:

Luxury

  • Gold Steinway piano $25,000
  • Big game taxidermy
  • Facial steamer
  • Commercial spa equipment
  • Tanning bed
  • Designer shoes, bags, sunglasses
Is that a Neverfull I spy on the right?

Gameroom

  • Arcade games, including Arcade Legends 2-player $900
  • Pinball machine
  • New Nintendo Wii U Mario Kart edition $400
  • Assorted gaming consoles and games
  • Sports memorabilia including signed Rangers Spring Training Pennants, signed Terrell David Super Bowl helmet, and framed Rafael Palmeiro’s 500 Home Run Bat with Game Ticket and Autographed Photo

Furniture

  • Leather furniture
  • Antler furniture
  • Rattan furniture
  • Theater chairs
  • Dozens of chandeliers
  • Light fixtures
  • Brass door hardware

Outdoor and Sports

  • Massive outdoor playground set
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Iron outdoor furniture
  • Gazebo
  • Firepit $500
  • Full size bounce houses
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis equipment 
  • Scuba suits
  • Professional gymnastics equipment 
  • Jet skis
  • Snowboards
  • Lifejackets
  • Bent willow outdoor furniture

Decor

  • Elk antler chandeliers
  • Custom draperies
  • Incredible art
  • Antique dolls
  • Spode plates, saucers, and serveware

And get this, there’s an entire barn filled with Christmas decorations.

If You Go

Address: 400 Gee Road, Granbury [Apple Maps]

You must fill out and sign a liability release to enter the home. Cash is preferred and MC/Visa allowed over $25 with ID and fee. Shoppers must wear a mask at all times, but you must bring your own as they will not be provided.

Be advised, Jones says there’s a LOT of walking because the acreage is so large, so plan accordingly.

Sale Hours:
Thursday, Nov 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Nov 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presented by Lemons to Lemonade Estate Sales

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of CandysDirt.com, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to CandysDirt.com after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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