How would you like to shell out some bucks for a mansion built on clucks?
Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim made his fortune in chicken. He built his company, Pilgrim's Pride, into a giant in the poultry industry. And he did it all from the town of Pittsburgh, Texas, about an hour from the Twin Cities.
As a symbol of his success, Pilgrim created a spectacular estate on 43 acres in that town. And now it can be yours.
Pilgrim died in 2017. His Chateau de Pilgrim — also dubbed Cluckingham Palace by some area wags — is going on the auction block next month, with no reserve price.
It's quite a showplace. About 18,000 square feet, the house features six bedrooms and 10 full and half baths. There's an elevator, indoor pool, a spa and all sorts of amenities.
The grounds are landscaped and manicured, with three ponds and a greenhouse.
The estate cost more than $15 million to build, according to the auction house, Concierge Auctions. But since there is no reserve, the highest bidder will win even if the hammer price is a fraction of that.
So who knows? Some lucky local might soon be the next resident of Cluckingham Palace.
But we wouldn't advise anyone to count their chickens before they hatch.