WELLINGTON — Oscar nominee Tommy Lee Jones wants out of Wellington — a decade after he bought 50 acres and built a polo ranch, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively.
The star of Men in Black, who’s nominated as best supporting actor for Lincoln, has quietly put the property on the market for a whopping $26.75 million!
Records show Jones, 66, bought the land in two separate transactions in 2002 for a total $4.62 million.
A source close to Jones said the actor now prefers to play polo at home in San Saba, Texas, and his other place in California.
“He’s got three huge properties,” said the source. “He decided to get rid of one, and he picked Wellington.”
Jones has been a permanent and visible fixture on the South Florida polo scene since he bought the 50 acres and named the property San Saba Polo Ranch.
He and his team played in Boca Raton at first but then he became an early member of the International Polo Club Palm Beach in the mid-2000s.
San Saba Polo Ranch includes a regulation-sized polo field, a pond, several miles of horse trails and two barns with 48 stalls. There are also living quarters that include four bedrooms and two bathrooms on 11,000-square-feet.
“It’s a unique property for a unique buyer,” said Realtor Philip Lyle Smith, who sells large homes. “The appraisal could be a problem since there’s a huge difference between what Mr. Jones bought it for and what he wants for it. It’s going to take a while for him to sell it.”