Photos: ‘Cluckingham Palace', Estate of Texas Chicken Tycoon Heads to Auction Block

Bidding begins Oct. 14 on the property in Pittsburg

Concierge Auctions

The Pittsburg, Texas, estate previously owned by poultry tycoon Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim is headed to the auction block.

Pilgrim was the co-founder of Pilgrim's Pride, one of the largest producers of chicken in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The expansive chateau, located at 800 South Greer Boulevard, was built by Pilgrim’s grandparents in 1985.

Photos: Cluckingham Palace, Estate of Texas Chicken Tycoon Up for Auction

Pilgrims estate was designed by architect Richard Drummond Davis as a "French Renaissance dream home," and it boasts more than 43 acres of land, six bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms, and one-half bathroom.

Pilgrim's 18,327-square-foot property, dubbed "Cluckingham Palace," features a gazebo, an indoor pool, a wet and dry sauna and spa, a tanning room, a greenhouse, three outbuilding shops, and a glass elevator overlooking the grounds.

The grounds were designed by landscape architect Naud Burnett and consist of multiple native species of trees, three ponds and streams, deep water well, and several azalea gardens.

According to Concierge Auctions, Pilgrim's mementos can be seen throughout the estate as an ode to his social and philanthropic endeavors.

Concierge Auctions says a preview event is planned for Sept. 30, and showings for qualified buyers are by appointment.

The current list price is $3.995 million, the reserve auction price is $2.495 million and bidding begins Oct. 14.

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