From Dog House to Sold House. How a Colorado Canine Cashed In On His Property

Introducing Dog the Bounty Hunter

Dog the Bounty Hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman [1], is a well-known American bounty hunter and television personality. He starred in the reality series Dog the Bounty Hunter, which aired from 2004 to 2012 on A&E. The show chronicled Chapman’s experiences working in the bail bond business with his family and associates [2].

Chapman has decades of experience working as a bounty hunter and bail bondsman. He runs a family-operated bail bond company, Da Kine Bail Bonds. His work tracking down and capturing wanted fugitives has been featured on various television shows since the mid-90s. The success of Dog the Bounty Hunter led to several spin-off series for other networks as well.

Dog’s Colorado Home

dog's former colorado home was a sprawling, luxury property with amenities like a home theater and heated horse barn.

Dog’s former home in Colorado was a sprawling, impressive property located in Castle Rock. The 6,200 square foot house sat on 9.5 acres of land and featured 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms (via TasteofCountry).

Some highlights of the home included vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, expansive outdoor entertaining areas with both a patio and deck, and picturesque mountain views. There was also a home theater and game room for recreation.

Outside, the property had a 6-car garage, a heated horse barn, and a detached caretaker’s home. With nearly 10 acres of land, Dog had plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors or engage in activities like horseback riding.

The luxurious house and sprawling, private grounds reflected Dog’s success and provided a comfortable home base for him while living in Colorado.

Dog Lists Colorado Home for Sale in 2019

in 2019, dog listed his grand junction, colorado mansion for sale with an asking price of $2.68 million.

In 2019, Dog listed his Colorado home for sale for $2.68 million. According to People, the six-bedroom, three-bathroom house in Grand Junction, Colorado had been featured frequently on Dog’s reality shows like Dog the Bounty Hunter and Dog and Beth: On the Hunt. The 7,573 square foot home sat on 2.5 acres and had majestic views of the Colorado National Monument.

Dog had lived in the house for over a decade and it served as the headquarters for his bounty hunting business, Da Kine Bail Bonds. However, with his wife Beth Chapman’s passing earlier in 2019, Dog was ready to leave Colorado behind and start fresh elsewhere. Listing the home for sale marked a major transition point for the reality star.

The Home Sells in Less Than a Week

Dog’s Colorado home was put on the market in late 2019 and sold in less than a week. According to People Magazine, the 6,200 square-foot castle rock mansion sold for $1.6 million on December 19th, 2019 after being listed for just 5 days. The quick sale showed the high demand for the reality TV star’s luxury property.

dog's colorado home sold very quickly in 2019 after less than a week on the market.

Despite being on the market for less than a week, Dog’s Colorado home generated a lot of interest from potential buyers. As reported by Taste of Country, the mansion which featured 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms had no shortage of amenities that made it a desirable property. The short amount of time it was listed demonstrated the marketability of the celebrity home.

Details on the Sale of the Home

In December 2019, Dog listed his 6,200-square-foot home in Castle Rock, Colorado for sale with an asking price of $2.75 million. According to the listing, the house sat on 2.5 acres and featured 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.

The massive property also boasted amenities like a home theater, wet bar, wine cellar, gym, steam shower, and 3-car garage. Outside, there was a hot tub, waterfall, horse barn, and enough land to keep horses.

Within 6 days of listing, Dog’s Colorado mansion was under contract. The home ultimately sold for $2.675 million in January 2020 to a local family. While the buyers wished to remain anonymous, Dog expressed being happy the home would be filled with love and children.

Selling the property signified closing a chapter for Dog after living there with his late wife Beth Chapman. But it also allowed him to move to Colorado full-time and be closer to family like his daughter Lyssa Chapman.

Where Did Dog Move After Selling?

After selling his Colorado home in 2019, Dog the Bounty Hunter decided it was time for a change of scenery. According to reports, Dog moved to Oahu, Hawaii to be closer to family members like his daughter Lyssa Chapman (Source). Hawaii has always been special to Dog and his family, as it’s where he met his late wife Beth Chapman. Dog lived in Colorado for over two decades, but with Beth’s passing, he felt it was time for a fresh start.

after selling his colorado mansion, dog the bounty hunter moved to hawaii to be closer to family members.

Dog’s daughter Lyssa lives on Oahu, so moving to Hawaii allowed Dog to spend more time with her and his grandchildren. He said being near the ocean and his ohana (family) would help him heal after Beth’s death. Hawaii also holds fond memories from filming Dog the Bounty Hunter together over the years. While Dog was sad to leave his Colorado home behind, the move to Hawaii represented looking ahead to the future.

Dog’s Ties to Colorado

Although Dog sold his Colorado home in 2019, he still has deep ties to the state. As reported, Dog’s daughter Lyssa and granddaughter Abbie still live in Colorado. Lyssa tweeted at the time of the sale that Colorado would “always be home in my heart.”

Colorado was where Dog filmed his reality shows “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” for many years. He captured criminals alongside his late wife Beth Chapman throughout the state. Dog had lived in Colorado off and on since the late 1980s.

Even though Dog sold his Colorado home, it’s clear he still feels connected to the state through his family ties and history there. Colorado was an important location in Dog’s personal and professional journey over the decades.

The New Owners of Dog’s Former Home

According to reports, as of December 2022 the new owners of Dog’s former Colorado home are John and Emily Giles. The couple purchased the 6,200 square-foot mansion from Dog for $1.6 million in July 2019, shortly after Dog had listed the home for sale the prior month. The home had reportedly sold after just 6 days on the market.

Not much is publicly known about the Giles beyond being the buyers of Dog’s former residence. Property records show the home transfer was made on July 8, 2019 for a sale price of $1,600,000, which was below the initial $1.75 million asking price. The new owners are listed as John Franklin Giles and Emily Celeste Giles.

According to the real estate listing, the home includes 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, walk-in closets, a wet bar, billiards room, media room, and a 3-car garage. The mansion also features panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and sits on 2.78 acres of land.

What Dog Said About Selling the Home

When Dog listed his Colorado home for sale in 2019, it understandably stirred up a lot of emotions for the reality star. The 6,600-square-foot home in the Rocky Mountains held over a decade of memories for Dog, his family, and his TV crew.

In an interview with Quotes.net, Dog opened up about the bittersweet experience of selling the property. “That home in Colorado meant so much to me and my family. It’s where we lived and worked during the years filming my shows ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ and ‘Dog and Beth: On the Hunt’.”

“Leaving our home state of Colorado was an extremely difficult decision,” Dog continued. “But Beth and I decided it was time for a new adventure. As hard as it was to say goodbye, we’re looking forward to making new memories.”

While Dog was saddened to leave the beloved home behind, he tried to focus on the positive. “Colorado will always have a special place in our hearts. But change can be good too. I know Beth is excited for us to start this new chapter.”

The Next Chapter for the Reality Star

After putting his Colorado home on the market in 2019, Dog the Bounty Hunter has entered a new chapter in his life (https://nypost.com/2022/12/19/dog-the-bounty-hunter-sells-longtime-mansion-moves-to-florida/). The longtime reality star sold his Colorado mansion, which had been his home base for bounty hunting operations, in under a week for $1.8 million.

With his Colorado chapter closed, Dog moved to Florida with his new wife Francie Frane. The couple now split their time between homes in Naples and Marco Island, looking for new opportunities in the sunshine state (https://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/2023/03/15/dog-the-bounty-hunter-duane-chapman-wife-francie-move-to-marco-island-florida-community/69991335007/). While no longer filming his reality show, Dog still plans to continue bounty hunting part-time as he settles into this new phase. Fans will have to wait and see what’s next for the TV personality after closing the chapter on his Colorado mansion.

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