Funnyman Martin Lawrence has listed his massive 116-acre ranch in Purcellville, Virginia, for $8.5 million.The “Bad Boys” star has gone on the record about his love for the ranch, visiting his horses there and using the secluded getaway as a spot to kick back with friends and family. However, the actor is now ready to let go of his beloved property and move on.
This estate is a long way from “Big Momma’s House.” Built in 1980 and completely renovated in 2004, the 22,538-square-foot home has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three half-baths.
There’s barely a reason to leave the premises, and that’s no joke. The property is a self-contained entertainment paradise featuring a basketball court, indoor pool, workout room, home theater and bowling alley. The acreage includes two lakes, each equipped with a dock for fishing and boating.
The home itself is roomy and full of light, with plenty of room for guests to spread out and make themselves comfortable.
In 2008, TMZ reported the ranch was overrun with geese, which Lawrence addressed during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in 2016.
One of his neighbors accused his property manager of shooting at the geese to get rid of them, explained Lawrence, who denied shots were fired.
Perhaps Lawrence is parting with the property because he’s about to kick his professional life into overdrive. There’s buzz about a possible reboot of “Martin” — the sitcom that launched Lawrence to worldwide fame.
Whatever his motivation to sell, this ranch presents a lucky buyer with an opportunity to own a bucolic chunk of Virgina, equipped with the very best entertainment options a comedy legend could dream up. So as the man himself would say, daaaaaammmmmmmn!