Farm Fetish

No matter the budget, searching for a new home is a stressful endeavor, and weighing wants versus needs can be incredibly challenging. Second floor laundry? His and hers closets? A six-stall barn and massive indoor arena on fifty acres of fully fenced bluegrass pastures with a manicured cross country course, situated next to a well-maintained trail system and twenty minutes from a major airport?

Including a house for horses on the wish list can take home buying complications to an exponential level. It was this conundrum (combined with a borderline unhealthy obsession with perusing picturesque stables online) that led us to develop Farm Fetish, in which we highlight equestrian properties across the country that are currently for sale…because we know first-hand that one needn’t be on the hunt for a horse property to enjoy a virtual stroll through one!

Hamilton, Massachusetts — $2,695,000

Beautifully renovated 4600 sq. ft. old farm home features high ceilings with exposed beams, three fireplaces, a wood-paneled library, a wine vault, and lots of natural light. The six acres also include two barns featuring eight walk-out stalls and ample pastures. The country estate is approached by a sugar maple tree-lined driveway.

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Mapleton, Utah — $7,900,000

You may want to be seated for this one: a 22-stall barn, 18,600 sq. ft. indoor arena, and luxury living quarters with 10-car garage all under one roof! The 40-acre Mapleton Ranch also features two ponds (one for irrigation), eleven paddocks, large pastures, a 20,000 sq. ft. outdoor arena, and trails for riding, hiking, or mountain biking. You have to click to believe!

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Birmingham, Alabama — $2,740,000

This farm’s 70+ acres includes a covered arena, an outdoor arena with watering system, hay/equipment storage, and a shavings shed. The five-stall barn features a heated/cooled tack room, lounge with full bath, laundry room, feed room, two wash stalls, and an alarm system with smoke detectors. Or, one might consider living in the property’s “beautiful home with caretakers quarters.”

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Kailua Kona, Hawaii — $899,500

Turnkey Puu Lani Ranch is equipped with a community clubhouse, tennis, pickle-ball and basketball courts, fitness center, equestrian center and trails. The home’s oversized lot features a sprawling lawn with avocado, mango, and citrus trees. The development is centrally located to Waimea and Waikolo. Quite literally a horse-lover’s paradise!

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Taos, New Mexico — $2,450,000

This twenty-three acre property is surrounded by 1,000 acres of undeveloped land, providing a 360-degree view of the Des Montes plain. There are no photos of the corral and stable, but we can forgive this oversight for the residence’s 35-foot ceilings and 3,000-square foot covered living/dining portal. Some will call this home. We call it a permanent vacation.

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Elgin, Illinois — $850,000

Historic five-acre homestead includes a ten-stall barn, six paddocks, a heated three-car garage with workshop, corn crib/storage barn, a pool cabana, and an old coach home with guest quarters and rec room. Old World meets modern living!

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Springville, California — $985,000

Take in the spectacular views of the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas from your own veranda while your horses graze from irrigated pastures below. The 3400-square foot home is accompanied by a guest house and a barn apartment. The property includes solar panels, hay and equipment storage, a mare motel, arena, and pond with a rowboat. A California dream.

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Clearcreek Township, Ohio — $2,495,000

Fifty-five acres include a stocked lake with lighted dock, resort-like beach-entry pool, 3-stall horse barn with hay loft and tack room, carriage house with 4-car garage and guest quarters, and a nearby private airport. Wheels up!

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri — $1,175,000

A panoramic view, finished walkout basement, sun room, horse barn, hay barn, workshop, fencing, creek, and two ponds, all on 135 acres. We never thought we’d pine for Missouri, until now.

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Russellville, Tennessee — $1,950,000

Those who long for an erstwhile era will find it at Wind Drift farm, an Antebellum delight (we counted eleven chandeliers) on 32 acres with a 13-stall barn. This property is conveniently situated between TriCities and Knoxville major airports, should the present day tug at your coattails.

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Newhall, California — $2,995,000

Rancho Victoria is equipped with five barns, two arenas, riding trails, and is zoned for agriculture. Income producing cell tower leases will help pay for the mortgage!

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Salida, Colorado — $3,750,000

A unique conservation investment opportunity on 370 acres with productive irrigated hay ground, three ponds, a perennial stream, barn, and riding arena. “The property is graced with a lovely, well-appointed, 6,800 sq. ft. home.” That’ll do.

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Wheatland, Wyoming — $5,500,000

Four thousand acres. Enough said.

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Hancock, New Hampshire — $1,350,000

The Highlands Farm boasts 200 acres with a large post and beam barn, pond, three-bedroom guest house, caretaker’s cottage, chicken coop, and fruit bushes (if homemade jelly is your jam)!

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Chestertown, Maryland — $3,950,000

All the single ladies! Bachelor Hope Farm, on the market for the first time in 50 years, with renovated main home, in-law suite, a guest house, three ponds, heated boat house, plus original barn and silo.

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Sonoma County, California — $1,875,000

A million dollar view. Seaside acreage with fenced pastures, a barn with three in-and-out stalls, and an expansive deck to take it all in.

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Bedford, New York – $2,495,000

A classic white colonial surrounded by stone walls, with a four-stall barn, fenced paddocks, pool, and a caretaker’s cottage. An hour from NYC!

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Gordonsville, Virginia – $1,899,000

Renovated 1800s estate on 63 acres fenced for horses, with two guest houses and a dairy barn that was converted into stables.

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New London, North Carolina – $3,390,000

Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home with two show quality barns, indoor arena, six rolling pastures, three ponds, entertainment venue, wine cellar, exercise room, and theater room. There may be little time left for riding!

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Aiken, South Carolina – $2,750,000

Attention snowbirds! This historic winter colony estate is situated downtown (a short hack to the Hitchcock Woods) on nearly six acres with a 16-stall barn, groom’s quarters, and a three-bedroom guest house.

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Sherborn, Massachusetts – $2,500,000

Renovated farmhouse with six-stall barn, chicken coop, riding ring, fire pit, salt water pool, and access to riding trails.

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Newberg, Oregon — $2,650,000

Host a Blue Jean Ball and make new friends when you acquire this 47-stall barn with rider’s lounge, fireplace and dining room, indoor arena, and 13 fenced paddocks.

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Washington Depot, Connecticut – $3,995,000

Carry on with tradition! Built in 1790 and on 165 acres, this property has three horse barns, a guest house, pond, pool, and has been in the current owner’s family for over 60 years.

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Kerrville, Texas – $1,995,000

Eleven-stall barn, professional jumping arena, and 108 acres of grass fields. If you need us we’ll be packing for our move to Texas.

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Seneca, South Carolina – $1,290,678

Ever feel like you’re living in the barn? Might as well! This six-stall stable with attached two-bedroom home combines rustic styling with modern amenities. And did we mention you’d be living in the barn?

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Aiken, South Carolina – $1,750,000

A horseman’s paradise on 14 board fenced acres in the coveted Bridle Creek Equestrian community includes spacious and bright indoor/outdoor living space, and 1800 sq ft apartment over a luxury nine-stall barn.

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Chardon, Ohio – $2,350,000

Country manor estate on almost 50 acres with a lake, two barns, five pastures, and a 3800 sq ft carriage house.

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