I was reading at Business Insider that billionaire, Lonnie Alfred “Bo” Pilgrim, founder of Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken, was having his $15 million home auctioned off to the highest bidder. Mr. Pilgrim passed away 2 years ago, so his son is auctioning off the home lovingly known as “Cluckingham Palace.”
Built in 1992, this 18,327 square foot home located on 43 acres in Pittsburg, Texas, was customized to Mr Pilgrim’s exact specifications. This Pittsburg Palace was brought to life by Dallas architect, Richard Drummond Davis, who was commissioned to design and build a “French Renaissance dream” for the billionaire. This exquisite palace was spared no detail as it boasts ornate gold leaf and marble decor.
Peeking inside the 6 bed/10 full bath/10 half bath estate, you’ll find formal and informal dining areas, reception areas, home offices, a fitness center, screening room, and that’s just the beginning! The indoor pool, inspired by the Greenbrier Resort Spa in White Sulphyr Springs, West Virginia, is absolutely breathtaking.
According to Concierge Auctions, the company who is hosting the auction on October 15th, the meticulously manicured lawn was designed by Dallas landscape architects, Naud Burnett & Partners.
Take a look inside the spectacular estate that can be yours for $8.95 million or potentially less if you decide to roll the dice on the auction.