A rare peek inside Michael Jackson’s former Neverland ranch


Not just anyone can get in to see Michael Jackson’s former Neverland ranch, which is for sale at $100 million.

Vetted billionaires and high-end real estate agents have been among the few to tour Sycamore Valley Ranch, as the 2,700-acre spread in Los Olivos is known.

But on Monday morning NBC New’s “Today” show is offering the next best thing, a virtual tour in which correspondent Joe Fryer looks at features from the late King of Pop’s day. Among them are the international superstar’s floral clock, train station and movie theater.

The property, outside Santa Barbara in the Santa Ynez Valley, centers on a Normandy-style mansion of 12,000 square feet with six bedrooms and staff quarters. A four-bedroom guesthouse and a two-bedroom guesthouse are among nearly two dozen structures on the estate.

A swimming pool and sports courts are also on the grounds.

Jackson, who died in 2009 at 50, got his start as part of Motown’s successful Jackson Five. He went on to have such mega hits as the “Thriller” album.

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The singer bought the property for $19.5 million in the late ‘80s from golf course entrepreneur William Bone and was in default on the loan on the ranch when it was bought by Thomas Barrack Jr.’s Colony Capital about six years ago for $22.5 million.

Suzanne Perkins and Harry Kolb of Sotheby’s International Realty and Jeffrey Hyland of Hilton & Hyland are the listing agents.

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