The California ranch once owned by McDonald's founder Ray Kroc that he turned into a corporate "think tank where Egg McMuffin, Chicken McNuggets and ... McRibs were born," according to the Los Angeles Times, has been listed for $29 million.
Kroc and his then-wife, Jane, purchased the property in the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara in 1966 for $600,000, according to listing agent Maurie Mcguire.
Kroc turned the ranch into a test kitchen and corporate retreat for McDonald's executives. It also served as headquarters for his charitable foundation, according to The Wall Street Journal. The property was later nicknamed "the J & R Double Arch Ranch."
After Kroc's death in 1984, his third wife, Joan Kroc, tried to donate the property to the Ronald McDonald House to develop a camp for children with cancer, but local residents fought the proposal, according to Mcguire.
In 1990, Joan sold the property to Gerald Kessler, founder of Nature's Plus vitamins, for $6 million. Kessler renamed it the "Circle K Ranch" and used it as a headquarters for his Human Potential Foundation (which, according to Curbed, aimed to "research herbs and wildlife bio-diversity with an aim toward preserving and fostering a healthy eco-system").
The property is currently being sold by Kessler's window, says McGuire.
The estate is made up of nine units, including multiple bunk houses, a conference hall, a library, a test kitchen and workout facility.
The largest building is the 17,000-square-foot lodge with more than 20 bedroom suites, 35 bathrooms, a commercial kitchen, a 100-person dining room and a 5,200-square-foot conference hall. The lodge can accommodate about 100 guests at at time, according to the listing.
The Knoll House, known as the "round house" held special events. Take a look inside.
It's main room has a grand central fireplace.
There is also a western style bar.
The private dining room has views of nature.
The conference room held executive meetings and trainings.
Knoll House housed a few guest suites as well.
Each suite has a private bathroom.
Outside the Knoll House is a small private pool.