Actor Jack Klugman’s former home in Temecula, CA proves that you don’t always need to live in Kentucky to have a grand equestrian estate. Described as “one of California’s most prestigious working thoroughbred breeding and training facility,” the property is listed for sale for $8,299,000. Current median Temucula home values are presently $267,700.
Klugman’s ranch was initially listed for $12.2 million in March 2010, but has been reduced in price three times since then according to Zillow’s Price History chart.
Klugman built the expansive estate in 1983 to be a thoroughbred breeding facility. The 40-acre ranch includes a 14-stall main barn with attached 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom suite, as well as an additional 18-stall barn with two tack rooms, another eight-stall covered mare motel, (a roof over stalls with rails instead of walls), and vet clinic, hay barn and garage workshop. There are also several jumping arenas and grass pastures throughout the property. The non-equestrian amenities include a golf course, tennis court, Koi pond and large pool with spa.
Klugman’s former home is 8,902 sq ft with 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. The master suite encompasses the entire second floor of the home — nearly 2,000 square feet — and includes two balconies, a fireplace, two shower areas, a steam room, and an additional room upstairs as well as an attached office. Custom tile inlays, a large formal dining room, and gourmet-styled kitchen round out the rest of the home.
Klugman is best known for his role as Oscar Madison, the sloppy opposite of Tony Randall’s character Felix Unger in the TV series “The Odd Couple.” He also starred as the medical examiner in TV’s “Quincy M.E.” Although primarily an actor, Klugman dabbled in horse racing in the mid-1980s when he built his custom piece of Temecula real estate. He was part-owner of a race horse named “Jaklin Klugman.” According to “The Press-Enterprise”, the stallion finished third in the Kentucky Derby and fourth in the Preakness before retiring in the early 1980s.
The listing is held by First Team Real Estate.
(Heads up, thoroughbred fans: This Saturday, the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness, will be held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD.)