Ladies and gentlemen, let us start your engines!
Today we’re taking a closer look at the sprawling home of three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart — a spectacular 20,000-square-foot log home set amidst a 415-acre hunting preserve in Columbus, Indiana.
In 2022, the racing legend brought the property to market, asking a whopping $30 million for the hunting ranch, a price point that made it the most expensive listing in the state at the time.
Unwilling (and rightfully so) to drop the price, Stewart likely learned that there aren’t that many deep-pocketed millionaires looking to spend eight figures on log homes in Indiana and ended up taking the property off the market.
Nevertheless, the ranch’s stint on the market gave us a never-seen-before look at the NASCAR champ’s longtime home in Columbus, IN — a massive log home crafted out of meticulously sourced materials and built on a hunting preserve that’s surrounded by the best nature has to offer.
A closer look at Hidden Hollow Ranch, Tony Stewart’s home in Indiana
Lovingly named Hidden Hollow Ranch, Tony Stewart’s house and surrounding property are truly impressive, consisting of 415 wooded acres of land with a 9-acre stocked lake and a hunting preserve filled with turkey, deer, and elk.
But the crown jewel is the 20,000-square-foot main house built from lodgepole pine sourced from the Northern Rockies.
“This is truly my dream home.”Tony Stewart
With 6 bedrooms, 11 full baths, and custom finishes worthy of one of NASCAR’s greatest, Tony Stewart’s house wows with its towering wood-clad interiors and welcomes visitors with features like a two-story waterfall and trout stream in the entry and a man-cave in the basement.
Located in Columbus, IN, Hidden Hollow Ranch is a luxurious log home and hunting preserve set less than an hour’s drive from the Indianapolis International Airport.
Hold the breaks and continue reading all about one of the most incredible homes in the great state known for vast farms, steel mills, and the Indy 500.
Inside Tony Stewart’s house, a massive 20,000-square-foot log home
Checkered flags up, this home is a sure-fire win!
The main property boasts an impressive 20,000 square feet of living space, including six bedrooms, eight full baths, and three half baths.
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Some of the stand-out amenities include a massive indoor aquarium and a nearly 4,000-square-foot guest home. But there are so many of them that it’s hard to pick favorites.
The NASCAR legend’s house is a ‘dream playground for adults’
For many years, the custom compound served as the perfect getaway for Stewart during his downtime from the race tracks.
“We enjoyed every square inch of the land here,” says Stewart.
“This became my place to get away and relax with my family and friends. The best part is that there is always something to do here. The land is great for hunting and fishing, off-roading, or just sitting on the porch and enjoying the stars at night. It is the perfect blend of entertainment and relaxation.”
Described as the dream playground for adults, the plush property offers everything from a nine-acre stocked lake to an in-home gym, bowling alley, and golf simulator.
But the real playground lies outside, as the massive 415-acre estate is a zoned hunting preserve filled with turkey, deer, and elk.
The property was listed exclusively with Carrie Holle of Compass. And despite her years of experience selling beautiful homes, even Carrie was smitten by the NASCAR legend’s impressive log home.
“The very first time I visited Hidden Hollow Ranch, I was absolutely floored,” Holle shared with Fancy Pants Homes.
She added: “This one-of-a-kind luxury cabin has everything you could ever imagine, and then some. As I approached the home, an incredible 1,500-gallon stream stocked with koi ran beneath the entryway, cluing me into the many unexpected and luxurious features that I’d soon discover about this property.
This continues indoors with an 8,700-gallon freshwater aquarium in the great room, filled with largemouth bass, bluegill, carp, gar, perch, and crappie. I’ve never seen anything quite like this.”
The list of impressive and fabulous features continues.
The luxurious log home is built from lodgepole pine sourced from the Northern Rockies, and the meticulously sourced materials continue through to the floors made up of white oak, red hardwood, and stone from Texas.
The light fixtures were custom-made in Utah, the entryway light fixture was handcrafted in Alaska, and Indiana bedrock was used for the fireplaces in the breakfast room, great room, and screened-in porch, as well as to decorate portions of the exterior.
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“I really enjoy how the materials ground you in the space, while the home’s size and grandeur elevate your excitement,” Holle shares.
“With six bedrooms all en suite, eight full bathrooms, a six-car garage, a 3,500 square-foot guest house, and an enormous workshop, there’s an abundance of space to host friends and family for a trip they’ll never forget.”
For those of you out there who don’t speak NASCAR, Tony Stewart (also known by his nickname, Smoke) is a professional stock car racing driver and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion.
Stewart, who is now semi-retired, is also the team co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, and the current co-owner of the Superstar Racing Experience.
He’s one of the biggest names in racing, and made history as the first and only driver to win championships in stock cars, Indy cars and open-wheel Midget, Sprint, and Silver Crown cars.
Now, it remains to be seen whether he can also make real estate history with the sale of his Indiana home. Based on what we’ve seen, it’s only a matter of time.
A worthy contender for the title of Indiana’s priciest home
When Tony Stewart’s house was first listed for sale in March 2022, the log home was Indiana’s most expensive listing.
It was later dethroned by the massive 550-acre Big Tree Farm, a rural retreat with more than 50,000 square feet of interior space that hit the market in September 2022 for a mindboggling $47.9 million.
While the race was still on between the two impressive properties, with real estate watchers keeping close tabs to see which one sells faster (and for how much), Tony Stewart’s house was de-listed — for now, at least. But that doesn’t mean it can’t reclaim its title later on, when the NASCAR legend decides to part ways with his secluded estate.
For now, the most expensive home ever sold in Indiana remains the Linden House, the Indianapolis estate of the late philanthropist Christel DeHaan, which sold for $14.5 million. That’s less than half what Stewart wanted for his Columbus, IN home.
Dream homes don’t come cheap, y’all!
*Editor’s note: This article was initially published in 2022 as a news story covering Tony Stewart’s house when it was first listed for sale asking $30 million. It was later updated to reflect the current state of the property.
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