Corey Harrison is selling his dream home, and he is talking about why is he selling it now and his thoughts on how much longer Pawn Stars will continue.
For the past 12 seasons of Pawn Stars, fans of the show have watched Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison transform. Despite starring on the most popular reality show on the History Channel, there is very little about Corey’s personal life that has been revealed-except for his phenomenal 200-pound weight loss. But when the soft-spoken Corey spoke to the Las Vegas Review-Journal about the sensational $2.3 million home that he was listing, he revealed quite a bit about himself, and his sentimentality is sure to further endear fans to Rick Harrison’s son.
The story of how “Big Hoss” found this house in the first place is rather sentimental and says a lot about the reality star’s ability to achieve long-term goals. Corey used to see this home every day when he drove himself to high school. He vowed that one day, this spectacular home would be his.
In 2013, Harrison made that goal a reality. Corey knows a good deal when he sees one! Now, he is listing the property for more than twice what he paid for it at $2.3 million. Anyone who decides to purchase it will get an added bonus of several wall mounted, big screen televisions in several of the rooms of this humongous home, as well as a keg of Coors as a combination thank you/housewarming gift.
Why is he selling his home? Simple. Despite achieving his dream, it was just too much house.
“I’m just one guy with a fiancé. If I had eight kids I could live here; it would make sense. I got to buy it and live in it, but sometimes childhood dreams are just childhood dreams. I never thought I would downgrade into a 4,000-square-foot house. It took me about two months to find places to put everything.”
The 7,000-plus square foot home, built in the 80s, is an exclusive property that has had only had one previous owner. Along with his now ex-wife Charlene, Harrison did a few upgrades with some toys and sparkle — and a urinal in every bathroom!
This ostentatious home has a wide, circular driveway that leads to graceful white Grecian columns at the front of the house, along with a meticulously manicured lawn and carefully-trimmed shrubbery.
Inside the home, the master suite is fully equipped with a ginormous walk-in closet and a wet bar for a little night cap. The bathroom has quartz countertops and intricate tiling.
With 7,000 square feet to play with, it is no surprise that there are two stairways, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen, a sunken living room, a family room and an old-style dark walnut office that Corey remodeled with Burberry wallpaper for a classic feel.
“I wanted a really manly, old-school type of office.”
The backyard includes a pool and plenty of room for entertaining. The home and surroundings are very pet friendly, as Corey told the paper that he has both a pit bull and a schnauzer.
Now engaged to Bianca, “Big Hoss” again shows how sentimental he is, as he is now living in the family home he grew up in. Corey bought the home from his father, Rick Harrison, who along with his grandfather and his best friend Chumlee, make up the quartet of Pawn Stars.
Harrison revealed that he enjoys the fans, but it can be a bit intrusive when a fan sits down next to you at a restaurant as you are trying to propose.
“Life is definitely better than when I made 60 grand a year and just managed the pawn shop. But it does really suck when (uninvited) someone sits down at my table when I’m proposing to my fiancé. It’s a little annoying. But I know that as long as people recognize me it means I’m doing my job right. So the good outweighs the bad.”
While childhood pal Austin Lee Russell, better known as Chumlee, has been busy meeting and greeting fans for a variety of charities, Corey just embarked on a month-long vacation. Business at the World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop has been very good to him, as he is spending that vacation on his boat, which is docked in Newport Beach, California.
Corey also discussed the show and the film schedule. Sounds like filming will resume in September.
“I’ve got my first eight months to be lazy, and that’s what I’m going to do.”
Best of all for Pawn Stars fans, Corey predicted that Pawn Stars will never stop.
“You can’t stop Pawn Stars.”
This contradicts his father’s interview with CBS News, stating that he would slow down by the beginning of January, 2017. What does this mean? Will Pawn Stars continue without patriarch Rick Harrison? We don’t know for sure, but it sounds like Corey is all in.
Meanwhile, Corey is ready to sell this gorgeous property and begin his new life with Bianca.
“This area is perfect for anyone that wants to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet is close enough to freeway access to allow for an easy commute around town.”
Are you surprised at how sentimental Corey is? Are you impressed by this incredible home?
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