George Morris is a big proponent of a day full of lessons followed by a crazy night in SoHo. And Uncle George is always right.
The allure of 18 Schoolhouse Road is twofold: First is that it’s a top-of-the-line equestrian estate with so many bizarrely wonderful bells and whistles, and the second is that it’s so close to Manhattan it’s practically the sixth borough no one ever talks about.
While unfortunately this does poise this fine estate at a jaw-dropping price of $12 million, that doesn’t make it any less fun to look at. Let’s take a little tour, shall we?
They packed a lot of punch onto the land’s 21.9 acres: four spacious grazing paddocks, indoor and outdoor rings, 4 sand dry rings, and a stunner of a barn. It’s wildly custom with an octagonal viewing room (two stories), 12 oversized stalls with an African Chrysanthemum Spray to deter bugs, and all the luxury fixins for tack rooms, feed rooms, etc.
The indoor ring is heated, well lit, and has beautiful low-impact composite footing. The outdoor is just as nice, giving you plenty of year-round options for bliss. And the whole property backs up right onto the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, where you have 4500 acres of preserved, accessible trails.
In addition to the two beautiful residences on site, there’s also a complete “desert pool house” with a desert air system that keeps the 50 foot salt water pool from feeling muggy. And of course, radiant heated floors to keep you from suffering upon pool exit, even in December.
The good news is that thanks to being the largest residential solar facility in the United States, you’ll never pay for electricity again. That will definitely help with the mortgage.
You can see more about this property at its original listing at Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Go Riding!