To put this 1780 equestrian estate in perspective, it’s less than a 15 minute drive to the longtime New Jersey stables of George Morris himself!
We’ve been featuring these glorious Fantasy Farm Properties for a few months now, from ocean views in Oregon to luxury living in Wellington, but I have a personal confession to make: This is my favorite property yet. You just aren’t going to see a property very often with such incredible historic details and equally wonderful and modern horse amenities. 40 Whiskey Lane in New Jersey is truly special.
All photos courtesy of Lisa James Otto.
On a charming 54 acres in one of the most prestigious and historic horse communities in the world sits this beautiful farmstead in the trees. There are nine wood-fenced turnouts with run-in sheds and automatic waterers, and virtually no chance that the surrounding properties are going to suddenly turn into sprawling suburbs, as there are historic farms or woods on all sides.
There is a historic barn on the property with a stone foundation and big red wooden planks with the traditional early 19th century layout, but there’s also a modern custom barn with impeccable outfittings that perfectly matches the historic quality of the property.
There is an open style 100′ x 200′ outdoor arena, and a 100 x 210 indoor arena with slanted kick panel fencing the full perimeter, mirrors intermittently, and lighting for night rides on short winter days.
The Historic Home
All this, and a heartbreakingly lovely home to boot. The clapboard house was originally built in 1780, and features GORGEOUS rustic, wide plank hardwood floors (they appear to be what they call “true” 1 x 12 planks, a feature you only see in early American flooring), an impeccably preserved walk-in fireplace, exposed beams, and hundreds of other American primitive details that are irreplaceable.
The other amazing little bonus about this property: Even though it’s in a truly gorgeous rural but rich area of New Jersey, it’s just a few minutes drive to the White House Train Station, which can have you to New York City in 90 minutes. No joke. Ride all day, have dinner by your historic hearth, and then catch a show in Manhattan. Someone go live this life for me.
If historic horse properties are your bag, I’m really not sure it gets any better than this. Money can buy you almost any brand new thing, but only once in awhile can it buy you your own little piece of history. This gem is currently listed for $1.4 million. You can learn more by visiting the listing agent’s website, and follow them on Facebook for more lovely New Jersey area properties.