In the end, the ranch of the author of Jumanji and Polar Express was sold for 15 million euros, which is approximately 17 million dollars. The writer Chris Van Allsburg, known worldwide for his novels, put a ranch located in Jackson Hole, in the state of Wyoming, United States, up for sale a few years ago.
It is an authentic dream house, built in the seventies of the last century and completely renovated and updated to the aesthetics and tastes of today. This does not mean that certain details that gave it a very charismatic look have been preserved over the years, which probably made the new owner fall in love with it.
Characteristics of the ranch of the author of Jumanji and Polar Express
It only takes a glance at the photographs posted on the Engel& Völkers website to understand why the sale of this Wyoming ranch has been highly acclaimed. The farm context is simply incomparable, and one can see a huge plot of land, including a small lake next to the house that belonged to the writer for so many years.
But speaking of more specific details, we can tell you that the house measures about 700 square meters, and is distributed in six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The facade is probably one of the most striking features of the mansion due to its 12-meter windows, which let the light filter through, turning the home into a permanent source of luminosity.
This detail of the large windows has made it one of the few houses that still have these characteristics. It is not currently legal to build homes with such high ceilings in this part of the United States, and this is one of the few remaining homes with such a virtue. Can you imagine enjoying such large windows knowing that you can practically do it in practically no other place?
The house’s interior also has two kitchens, solid stone fireplaces, and many common areas where you can be and enjoy the views and tranquility. Next to the house, there is a pond, as we told you before, and also a stream. The land was also adapted to put some jacuzzis and areas to practice sports.
Why has the sale of the ranch by the author of Jumanji and Polar Express been so successful?
For several months the sale of the ranch of the author of Jumanji and Polar Express has been part of the regular news and has appeared on major front pages. We could be informed about potential deals that were being closed, and we certainly knew quickly when it had been sold.
The truth is that Chris Van Allsburg has been very successful throughout his career, and many fans know the importance of this ranch in his literature. The American “Log Cabin” American style can be seen in some of the adaptations that were made from books to the big screen.
What fan of this type of literature would not love to live in the place that is the protagonist of the books’ plots?