Fantasy Farm Thursday: Quaint $20 Million Farm in Connecticut
For the girl who loves Jane Austen and McLain Ward equally.
It’s a little bit PBS Masterpiece Theatre, and a little bit the barn you’d build with all your ex-husband’s alimony cash for all those times he asked you why you’re going to the barn AGAIN. It’s payback time, Larry.
Meet your new daydream:
Located on the fringes of one of the wealthiest per capita cities in the US of New Canaan, Connecticut, this Tudor-style mansion and equestrian facility has all the upscale bells and whistles to make the real-estate hunter in every horsemen drool. Starting with the barn, here is what the listing agent had to say:
“An elaborate 11-stall barn sits proudly on the estate with 8,000 square feet of interiors incorporating one bedroom, five bathrooms, a granite kitchen, and an entertaining room, complete with a wall of glass windows overlooking a serene 10-foot waterfall behind the facility. Famed architect Bartholomew Voorsanger, who was also the visionary for the National World War II Museum and the Asia Society and Museum, designed the equestrian barn. Constructed of the finest mahogany with interiors of rare butternut wood, the barn also provides spacious 12- by 14-foot horse stalls and two tack rooms, which ensure plenty of storage. An industrial laundry room, hay room, storage room, and wash area for the horses are other features, as well as two generators and a security system. A 295- by 85-foot riding arena, seven paddocks, and a one-third-of-a-mile trotter track complete the modern equestrian facilities.”
So, you know, pretty nice.
The main house is also a treat of the good life, featuring massive entertaining spaces, luxurious bathrooms and bedrooms, and of course a bunch of spare homes for guests, employees or poor freelance writers who write about horses on the internet and just need to get away once in awhile. (HINT: I MEAN ME.)
The price is right for a shade under $20 million at the moment, and you can find out more at the original listing here. Many thanks to our friends at Christies for sharing their listing with us!
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