The Los Angeles Times reports that Elton's songwriting partner has listed his longtime home in the Santa Ynez Valley for sale at $4.7 million.
The gated equestrian estate, known as Roundup Valley Ranch, encompasses close to 30 acres. A Mediterranean-style main house, a separate guest house/studio and office space share the site with a world-class equestrian center with stables, an outdoor riding ring and a covered arena — a feature now hard to come by because of new building restrictions in the area.
The guest house, originally built as a handball court, serves as an office and art studio. Inside, walls of records and music memorabilia pay homage to Taupin’s many hits.
The 67-year-old has owned the ranch for more than two decades, records show, and has used the property to raise and show horses.
Ann Abernethy of Ranch Marketing Associates is the listing agent.