The McCune mansion was built in the 1960s by oil tycoon Walker McCune. It is located at 6112 N Paradise View Drive in Paradise Valley, AZ. It sits on  six hilltop acres and boasts 52,000 square feet of living space with 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The home was last owned by the late Geordie Hormel, heir to the Hormel Foods fortune. The home has a ballroom with a giant crystal chandelier, multiple kitchens, an ice-skating rink, 150-seat theater, dark room, beauty salon, Olympic sized swimming pool, pool-side kitchen, tennis court, and more. The home was first listed at $25 million and then went down to $20 million. It is now listed at $15,000,000. You do get a lot of square footage for that price, but the home definitely needs to be renovated. What do you guys think?

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  • Daniel

    I wish there were some interior shots available 🙁




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    • Kenny Forder
      • Daniel

        Thanks Kenny! Now I kinda wish I hadn’t seen those pics LOL!

        What the F*CK were they thinking when taking pictures of the interior? 52,000 sq ft and the best they could do was a piano room with cheap mirrors and a bathroom with FOUR (WHO THE HELL HAS A BATHROOM WITH 4 SINKS NEXT TO EACH OTHER???????) cheap-ass pedestal sinks.

        The exterior is nice, although a little gargantuan.




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        • Barney

          Daniel………I’m in TOTAL agreement with you on the pics….the FEW of the interior are AWFUL!! I used to be in high-end real estate here in southeastern Michigan, and I always took pics of my own listings, and for other agents I used to work with who had million-dollar-plus listings, too. And, at the risk of sounding big-time egotistical, my pics always came out really well, as I’m a HUGE stickler for beautiful pics…and I began taking my pics with a 12/14 year old, Kodak, 2 or 3 megapixel camera, and those STILL came out better than the ones of this HUUUGE place! If I had any money to bet, I’m sure I wouldn’t lose, but would win by saying that the majority of the house is in need of REAL renovating & updating, so that’s why there are so few pics of the interior. And you’re DAMN right about that bathroom pic….the Selling Agent is an IDIOT to use that pic….it’s looks like a semi-updated setting of the family bathroom in the Walton’s house from 1975! Awful. But just imagining the GIANT amounts of cash it would take to make this place updated/beautiful & a place that you’d want to be makes my head spin!




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        • Marcus

          I agree with you guys – the interior is UGLY.




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  • Russell

    It looks like an air port. I dont like it.




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  • georgethegreek

    wow, the first mansion, which has an intelligent price target…sure you have to put some money into it to upgrade this mansion..BUT let me tell you: with $ 10 mio more you can make this mansion one of the top 10 mansions in tasteful und luxury looking in the whole usa!




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    • Stewie

      It’ll cost at least another 5 million (and I mean at least!) to bring this up to scrap. If you make an offer for 12, and they accept, and spend 8, then that’s 20 m for a really huge and great mansion. georgethegreek makes a gd point




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  • Alex
    • Daniel

      Wow. This really does look like a hotel. A tired hotel, but a hotel nevertheless. The pools are spectacular however!




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    • Barney

      EVERYBODY!…..follow Alex’s link above for a whole buncha’ GREAT pics, and about 6 or 7 virtual tour scenes of this “house” (LOL) from Yahoo’s real estate site. It’ll direct you to the Selling Agents site with the pic & tours. While this place does appear to be totally institutional and hotel like (in fact I’d bet everyone who didn’t know it was a private home would be positive that it’s a hotel if they saw the pics before being told, guaranteed!), it’s STILL amazing.
      I’d be in that pool EVERYday……lemme’ know what you all think after seeing the pics & tours, please.




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  • KEV

    Back in 1990 or 1991, I picked up a copy of “Unique Homes” magazine, the first one I had ever seen. This house was in there, it had just been updated (this was 20 years ago, remember) with a complete interior redo, security system with 30 or 40 monitors (big clunky TVs, no flat screens) and various other things, like, as I remember, 7 ton iron gates at the entry. Even then they were desperate to sell it, I think it was in the 15 million range back then, probably equal to 35 million today. To be in Arizona with that square footage and an ice rink–I can’t imagine the electricity bills. Probably should be bulldozed and used for the land.




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  • georgethegreek

    @barney, i hope from now up to the future even the ignorant richest will recognize that they have to play on a few levels below their moment dreams concerning their price targets. further i can`t say much about the interior now, because the mansion is empty…i only have these pictures in my head how it could be after a basic renovation…there is huge potential.
    @stevie, don`t take it too easy with the maintenance cost, i mean ask michael jackson (ups!-:) )…i think only the annual taxes will be around $ 250 000…and you have to heat and cool 50000 sqf, to clean it (human work is expensive, like it should be), all the water and so on.




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    • Barney

      George….see my post above about the link to lots of pics & virtual tours with regards to Alexs’ post…..lemme’ know what you think after seeing the pics.




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  • georgethegreek

    well,barney, i saw the luxist pics, the video i can`t open…sometimes u think u enter a public building, but that`s ok, because-like i said it before- the potential for something jaw-dropping is evident…i was on the links`s site : kenny, what about 4928 E Cottontail Run Rd
    Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 .;)?!?!




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  • george

    In 1991 the house sold for $3,750,000.00. zillow puts it at current value of 14,7 etc. I guess the price is close to realistic.




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  • Will

    I’ve driven by this property. It looks like a giant office building circa 1970. On Bird’s Eye View two houses to the south is the Ken Kendrick the owner of the Diamondback’s place. http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/ken-kendricks-house/view/?service=1




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  • Homowner

    This house sits backwards on the lot ! Why would you want your pool roadside ?!?! This “house” is destined to become a nursing home or perhaps Pax Prentiss can mortgage it to milk more insurance companies as “Passages Paradise Valley” !




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  • Homowner

    Owned by Georgie Hormel, this is the House That SPAM Built ! It’s looks just as appetizing, too.




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