Dog the Bounty Hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman, is embarking on a new chapter in his life. The magnificent house that he and his late wife, Beth Chapman, purchased in 2009 for a mere $750,000, has found a buyer. The property was initially listed for sale in October at $1.69 million, but after a $95,000 price reduction, a pending offer materialized in November. Finally, on Monday, the house is expected to close at the asking price of $1.59 million.
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Moving On to Florida
This move comes a year after Chapman tied the knot with his current wife, Francie Frane. The couple met six months after Beth’s passing in 2019. They both share the pain of losing their previous spouses, with Francie having lost her husband, Bob Frane, in 2018. Chapman expressed his affection for Colorado, saying, “I love Colorado — it will always hold a special place in my heart and Francie’s. But we have relocated to sunny Florida, where we can enjoy the warmer weather. Aloha.”
A Glimpse of the Property
Situated on over 9 acres of land in Castle Rock, the six-bedroom, five-bath mansion spans a whopping 6,200 square feet. The Keene Ranch community is home to this luxurious estate, which showcases modern features. The updated kitchen boasts granite counters, while the great room is adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows, a fireplace, and exposed beams.
Breathtaking Views and Amenities
One of the highlights of the property is its “expansive deck for spectacular Colorado sunsets,” as stated in the listing. This deck offers panoramic views of the mountains, allowing residents to soak in the beauty of nature. The primary bedroom, complete with dual closets, vaulted ceilings, and a deck of its own, is an idyllic retreat. The ensuite bathroom is equally impressive, featuring a soaking tub and a fireplace. Other notable features include a wet bar and an entertainment room with a movie theater.
A Familiar Setting
This house holds significant sentimental value for Chapman. It is the same property that often appeared in his reality shows, such as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt,” and “Dog’s Most Wanted.” For a decade, this house served as the home he shared with his late wife before she tragically lost her battle with throat cancer at the age of 51.
A Successful Sale
Karen Beville and Scott Beville from Coldwell Banker Realty handled the listing. Karen spoke highly of her experience working with Dog, describing him as sweet, personable, and eager to help prepare the ranch for sale. Dog’s involvement included mowing the front acres of the ranch and assisting Francie with the arduous task of sorting and moving items. Karen also shared a heartfelt moment before the property was officially listed on MLS. Dog suggested they gather in a small circle, hold hands, and pray for the home to be found by a deserving family who would cherish it. Their prayer was answered, and a deserving family will soon call this remarkable property their own.
A New Mission in Florida
While settling into their Florida residence, Dog the Bounty Hunter and Francie have exciting plans on the horizon. They are launching The D.O.G. Foundation, with a focus on combating the alarming rise in sex trafficking. Dog is determined to lend support to survivors of trafficking and abuse, making a difference in their lives through his foundation.
With this new chapter in Dog the Bounty Hunter’s life, he bids farewell to his beloved Colorado home, embracing new opportunities, and making a meaningful impact in the fight against sex trafficking.