This Pizza Hut Estate Is A Delicious Slice Of Heaven
Richard Freeland made his fortune in Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets with 52 stores in Ohio and Indiana and clearly, he was rolling in the dough. – OK, enough pizza puns. Let’s tour this amazing Pizza Hut Estate. It will leave you jaw-dropped.
From part-time Pizza Hut employee to fast-food mogul, Freeland lived the American Dream by slowly accumulating a fortune through the two franchise brands and was able to build him and his wife’s dream home in 1997, referred to by locals as Freeland Castle. Freeland died in 2013. Now on the market in Fort Wayne, it is the most expensive listing in Indiana. The listing does not indicate who currently owns the 50-acre property.
The home features 26 full bathrooms, 16 bedrooms, stables and a seven-acre lake among other amenities.
The 50-acre equestrian estate, constructed by Amish builders, has 10 buildings including the 38,000-square-foot mansion, a guest house, caretaker’s house and a 6,720-square-foot stable with guest suite.
The grounds are manicured with lush plantings, water features, mature trees, rolling lawns, a large stocked lake, a bridge, lakeside pergola, and terraces – all simply delicious! Even in the winter months, this Pizza Hut Estate it’s a sight to behold.
The 10-stall stable and paddocks were originally devoted to Freeland’s Arabian horse breeding program through embryo transplant into quarter horses with his veterinarian occupying the 8,000-square-foot guest house.
The interior is an epic combination of architecture at its finest and expert design concepts.
The four-story main mansion appears to have emerged from the Gilded Age where J. P. Morgan or Andrew Carnegie might have lived to show off their wealth. Constructed of dark gray stone, the elegant grand foyer opens to the large formal rooms. The dining room is fit for a Queen.
What’s interesting is the mix of design elements – you have Romanesque, Traditional, Country, Mid-Century and more. It truly makes the entire estate interesting.
Two antique-style elevators with sliding cages go to all four levels in addition to a large staircase with wrought-iron banisters that continue through each of the four large landings.
In addition to the 16 bedrooms and 27 baths, the mansion has a chef’s kitchen with less formal dining and walk-in freezer, wine room for tastings, English-style conservatory, a two-story library, large bar for entertaining, game room and 16 fireplaces. Although there is no presidential suite as such, the George Bush family were guests on several occasions.
Costing $35 million to build in 1997, the 50-acre equestrian estate of Pizza Hut magnate Richard Freeland is for sale in Indiana priced at $30 million. The kitchen areas are traditional in design and mostly neutral in color.
The interior of the living areas is loaded with wood detail – this Pizza Hut Estate is truly fit for a king’s family.
The museum quality construction is a state of the art equestrian facility. This estate’s incredible landscaping, gardens, a lake, ponds & walk bridges all make this Pizza Hut Estate a truly dreamy piece of living space artwork.
The bathrooms, what can you say about perfection? the blend of Romanesque style and traditional design is simply breathtaking.
Marilyn Hoffman of Hoffman International Properties, Inc. is the listing agent.
Source: TopTen Real Estate Deals
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