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Tom Swann
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  • Mesa, AZ
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Tell us about yourself:
I am a self-employed engineer/business consultant. I work primarily with small businesses helping them win government grants. I am happily married. My wife and I are big fans on the old TV show Bonanza and we have a large collection of Bonanza memorabilia.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Yes. It is the Ponderosa II in Mesa, AZ, built by actor Lorne Greene in 1963 to be a replica of the shows Ponderosa set.
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Tom Swann's Blog

The Ponderosa II is For Sale!

My wife Louise and I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to restore the Ponderosa II over the past four years. We have been thrilled to be able to share the house with fans and otherwise keep the memories of BONANZA alive. On a personal level, as we begin to seriously prepare for our future, Louise and I have made a tough decision.   We began the process to sell the Ponderosa II. Since we are both near the age of retirement, and are supporting Louise's elderly mother,…


Posted on June 18, 2015 at 1:01pm

Ever dream of building your own Ponderosa?

Now you can! After years working on this project, we are finally able to offer full architect designed plans for a Ponderosa replica home, including permission to build it from Bonanza Ventures, the world-wide holder of the rights to all things "Bonanza."

You can learn more about these plans by visiting…


Posted on June 17, 2015 at 11:19am

The Ponderosa II named Historic Landmark in Mesa, Arizona

The Ponderosa II, built by Lorne Greene in 1963, is a replica of Bonanza’s Ponderosa Ranch House set. It is located in Mesa, AZ.  My wife, Louise, and I acquired the house 3 years ago.  It had been remodeled over the years, mostly paint and floor coverings, and we have been restoring the house to the way it looked when it was first built.  It turned 50-years old in 2013, which qualified it for landmark status so we applied for, and recently obtained, Historic Landmark status for the…


Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:58am

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