Private and perfect. Like Taylor Swift’s belly button.
Often we feature properties for sprawling ambition: someone who wants the whole kit and caboodle life of 60 horses, massive facilities, all the gadgets, and at least six residences for you, your guests, and all the people you’ll have to hire to keep the place running like a well-oiled machine. But as a fellow horsewoman said to me the other day, “Have you ever met a barn owner who wasn’t crazy?”
Confession: I literally have never met a barn owner who was not a few poles short of a teepee. It’s a chicken and egg problem, to be sure — are they crazy for going into the business at all, or did they used to be normal, and the stresses of dealing with bills and trainers and boarders turned them into total wackos?
Ergo, if you’re hoping for a little piece of the barn ownership pie but are also hoping to keep the crazy to a minimum, this property will wet your fantasy whistle just nicely:
Sharing a property line with the Salmon Brooke State Park in rural Connecticut this quiet, secluded 26 acres of paradise has all the fixin’s of luxury but with just the right amount of space for you and your string and no one else. No chatty boarders, no noisy lesson kids, and no one threatening to sue you for all you’re worth because they tried to ride bareback and bridleless with mixed results on your property.
The horse property is perfectly maintained and beautifully appointed; the six stall barn features heavy wooden paneling, sturdy rubber walkways, an ergonomic crosstie grooming pad and bathing area (with hot water!), and loads of sunshine pouring in. Outside there is a 150′ x 300′ arena, nine acres of pasture, and several turnouts with run-in sheds. You can trail ride on your own property or into the Salmon Brook forests that are protected from development in perpetuity.
The 4,000 square foot home is also the bees knees with a stunning kitchen and dining room for entertaining, beautiful built-ins and crown molding throughout, and a dreamboat of a master bath to decompress in after a long day in the barn. If that doesn’t bake your biscuit, there’s also a stunner of a swimming pool to complete the dream during the summer months.
You’re equidistant to Boston and New York in this location, meaning you’ve got a little bit of everything at your fingertips in this East Coast charmer. The list price is currently exactly $1 million. You can find out more from the MLS Listing or by contacting the listing agent here.
Many thanks to agent Lori Vogel for sharing her listing with us!