I'm not sure how I got on the e-mail list for TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, but there's a reason I've stayed: stuff like this item on Larry Hagman's Ojai, Calif., home, which apparently has been on the market since well before the actor's 2012 death.
Larry Hagman dies in Dallas (photos through the years)
According to the item (you can read the whole thing here), after receiving a liver transplant in the mid-'90s, "Hagman [turned] into a health conscious, ecology concerned man who turned his attention to the house that he and his Swedish born wife, Maj built in Ojai, California. They named it 'Heaven,' since they could think of no other place theyd rather live."
The Hagmans lived in the home till 2010, when Maj was institutionalized for advanced Alzheimer's, according to the item.
"Over time, Heaven became a study in ecological conservation. ... When Larry realized that his annual electric bill came to $37,000, he installed a state-of-the-art German solar system for $750,000, large enough to pump well water into the orchards, gardens and the 200,000 gallons needed for three pools, a spa and other water features. The bonus came when after a year of solar operation he produced $47,000 of electric to sell back to the power company, plus a $10,000 refund from the electric company."
Fans flock to Southfork for Hagman memorial
The largest solarized home in the country is a 23,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom, nine-bath multilevel Tuscan-style house built on 42 acres, and there are a whole bunch of details I'm leaving out, but I must mention the outdoor suspended sleep tower 36 feet above the ground, the three pools (two outdoor, one indoor) and the mountain and ocean views. I've been to Southfork Ranch, which seems modest compared with the real Hagman house deal.
It's all yours for $6.495 million -- a discount from its original 2009 list price of $11 million.