Thursday, August 5, 2010
The McCune mansion was built in the 1960’s by Walter McCune who made his fortune in the oil industry; Pennzoil to be exact. The home has 12 bedrooms, 37 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, a bowling alley, movie theatre, indoor skating rink, recording studio, and a ballroom. It sits on 6 acres of land at the top of a knoll in Paradise Valley. The outdoor amenities include an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, a racquetball court, and a heliport. It went on the market for $25 million in 2007 and is currently listed at $15 million. It apparently needs quite a lot of work to bring it up to date so I would call it the ultimate "fixer-upper." There is a rumor that before the heating and cooling system was updated, the monthly electric bill came in around $17,000.