The estate has a lake with a waterfall, three guest houses which themselves would fetch million dollar price tags , barns, a person theater, and — when Michael still lived there — many amusement park rides. We understand that the rides, including a Ferris wheel, have now been taken down for safety reasons. At 1, hectares about 11 square kilometres , the Neverland Ranch is slightly bigger than Seletar. Its facilities are probably on par with that of a single guest house in Neverland Ranch. Their total price? This single penthouse unit costs twice as much as an estate that can host Changi Airport…ten times over. Even at the height of his earnings, Michael Jackson would have given one of his characteristics oooohs at our property prices. This two-storey bungalow is close to Holland Village and Dempsey, has room for three cars in the driveway, and has its own pool. The asking price?
Neverland is a fictional island featured in the works of J. Barrie and those based on them. Although not all people who come to Neverland cease to age, its best known resident famously refused to grow up. The term is often used as a metaphor for eternal childhood and childishness , immortality , and escapism. Barrie, first staged in In his novelisation Peter and Wendy , Barrie referred to "the Neverland", and its many variations "the Neverlands", although the caption to one of F. Bedford 's illustrations calls it "The Never Never Land". In the published version of the script, the name was shortened to "the Never Land".
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It is known for being the home and private amusement park of American entertainer Michael Jackson from until Originally named Zaca Laderas Ranch , the estate was renamed to Sycamore Valley Ranch shortly after it was purchased by property developer William Bone in According to La Toya Jackson , Michael expressed interest to her in someday owning the property at that time. As of , the ranch is co-owned by Colony Capital and the Estate of Michael Jackson, and is on and off again for sale. The Santa Barbara County Assessor's office says the ranch is approximately 2, acres hectares. The estate was originally known as the Zaca Laderas Ranch at the time of its purchase by the property developer William Bone in Bone commissioned the architect Robert Altevers to design the principal buildings on the ranch, and the pair spent two and a half years researching potential designs and ideas. Bone later said that in building the house he had " I achieved here all the things I wanted to do in my business but could not".
The 1,ha estate located near Los Olivos and renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch features a main house with six bedrooms along with three guest houses, a lake with a waterfall, tennis courts, several barns and animal shelter facilities. The dramatic price cut for the iconic property is partly due to years of drought in the region that affected the real estate market, Mr Kyle Forsyth, one of the listing agents, told US media. He said the compound has been well maintained and "with the drought ending and the Santa Ynez Valley in full bloom", now was the best time to sell. News of the sale comes as HBO airs a damning four-hour documentary titled Leaving Neverland, which includes the testimonies of two men who claim Jackson sexually abused them as children all over the ranch, including the attic, the master bedroom and the pool.