Steve McQueen's 500-Acre Ranch Goes on Sale

Steve McQueen's great escape - a sprawling 500-acre Idaho ranch - is being offered for sale for $7.4 million.

The screen legend lived at the property, known as Crazy M Ranch, with his third wife, Barbi, in the months before his death from mesothelioma at the age of 50 in November 1980.

McQueen, known for films including The Thomas Crown Affair and The Towering Inferno, spotted the ranch in Hailey by chance after stopping for a picnic with his wife in 1979.

In the actor's day it was a rustic property nestled in the foothills of the Pioneer Mountains, but now the property includes a luxury two-bedroom log cabin which links to a 1,700sq ft entertaining annex, according to Curbed.

The renovations to the property, officially known as Pioneer Moon Ranch, were added by the current owners, who bought the ranch from McQueen's widow in 1999.

McQueen immediately fell in love with the ranch and bought it after finding it by accident, according to the Wall Street Journal.

fter his death his widow built the two-bedroom log cabin, and the current owners added the annex in 2010 and remodeled the original cabin in 2004.

A large stone fireplace creates a cosy atmosphere in the living room, and the property also includes three bedrooms, a library and bar, according to real estate agents Hall and Hall.

Another recent addition is a four-bay garage but while the living area may have all the mod cons, the 500 acres of wilderness, including a stream that feeds a rainbow trout fishery and attracts moose and elk, still provide a perfect rural retreat.


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