It’s a ranch that attracts foodies. Most specifically cookies and chocolate candy - is there anything more indulgent? Actually, yes. It’s in the luxurious interior of this stately ranch-style home built by Debbi Fields of Mrs. Fields Cookies and now owned by chocolatier Jeanette Brooks. Sited on a 200,683-acre ranch, Brooks is ready to turn over the keys to the next rancher with furnishings, cattle and equipment included for the price of $45 million.Must SeeTop 10 Florida Condos For Sale
Debbie and Randy Fields opened their first Mrs. Fields Cookies store in 1977 in Palo Alto, California with their homemade-style cookies. Quickly becoming very popular with their customers, they opened a series of kiosks in airports and shopping centers, currently expanded to over 650 bakeries in the U.S. and over 80 in eleven countries. By 1982, they had moved their headquarters to Park City, Utah and built their European chateau-style mansion on the ranch. In the early 1990s, the Fields sold the company to an investment firm and it is currently owned by Famous Brands International with Debbie as the spokesperson. In 1997, Debbie and Randy divorced and in 2011 the ranch was sold to Jeanette Brooks, chocolatier and founder of MXI - Xocal Healthy Chocolate and her husband, Martin.
The fabulous “Cookie Mansion” is sited on 271 acres with a mile of Provo River frontage of the deeded 41,237 acres with additional leased grazing acreage and water sources to sustain a thousand-head herd of cattle that spreads into four counties. The beautifully decorated main house of 17,000 square feet has ten ensuite bedrooms, lots of formal and casual spaces and $1.5 million in decorator furnishings which will convey with the home. The overall design includes 11 fireplaces, copper-and-wood-coffered ceilings, stained-glass and black-walnut paneling and ceilings in the great room. Fields made purchases in Europe for the house such as a bar from Ireland, a stained-glass window of Mary Magdalene in the entry above the stairs imported from Scotland and wood from a royal residence in England that is now part of the formal dining room. There is also a large chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, billiards, and sauna. Furnishings are all in a European style befitting the architecture of the house. Grounds contain two ponds, a 24-stall barn, riding arena, hay barn and shop.
When it’s time to dust off the chaps for a night in town to whoop it up a little, Park City is just the place. With fine restaurants along the historic Main Street to exploring and sampling craft whiskeys and vodkas at the High West Distillery and Saloon, attending Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival or playing a round of golf at Glenwild Golf Club, there is much to discover.
Mrs. Field’s Cookie Ranch is selling turnkey with mansion, acreage, 650 cow-calf Angus pairs, approximately 50 bulls, furnishings, ranch equipment and machinery, permits, water rights, hunting and mineral rights and even Shorty Williams, the ranch manager who will be happy to stay on for the next owner. Priced at $45 million, the listing agents are Kerry Oman and Thomas Wright of Sotheby’s, Draper Utah.
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