ELEGANT AND HISTORIC

 

You can't recreate the inviting character and warmth of an antique home...or the history. For example, a home where George Washington actually did sleep. Or the Westchester, NY estate of Macy's department store founder's family. Here are the Editor's Picks for this month:

 

 

SASSAFRAS FARM

$5,900,000 | South Salem, NY

 

One of the area's finest historic properties.
 

Historic Sassafras Farm delights with its refined Colonial, charming outbuildings and extensive amenities. Built by a member of South Salem's founding family, the home blends the immense character and warmth of its 18th century roots with the grandeur of a 1920's expansion.

The equestrian facilities blend seamlessly with the surrounding estate. Multiple split-rail fenced paddocks frame the open lawns. A seven stall barn, run-in sheds with two additional stalls, and indoor and outdoor arenas make this an ideal farm for the equine enthusiast.

A pool, lighted tennis court, guest house, studio, and a 5-car garage enhance this illustrious offering, which enjoys rights to nearby Lake Truesdale. There is also a Carriage House with three apartments and a Summer House.

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MANOR WITH EXTENSIVE PASTURES

$1,550,000 | Havre De Grace, MD

 

A historic residence with charm and antique in a desirable area.
 

Built in 1870, the Manor exudes historic charm and the ornate details expected of an antique home. Fine tile work, raised paneling, and stunning fireplaces accentuate old-world craftsmanship in nearly every room.

There are multipled large grassy, paddocks with three-board fencing. Surounding spacious, open acreage, the fencing total nearly three miles.

The four-stall Manor Barn was designed to compliment the residence and offer fine accomodations for horses. .

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HISTORIC AIKEN RESIDENCE - AUCTION

AUCTION | Aiken, SC

 

One of Aiken's greatest landmarks will be offered at auction on December 10th, 2013.
 

Historic Ridgeley Hall has several significant links to American history. This manor was once home to FDR's mistress, and was later used as a convent and Catholic girls school

The 10,000 square foot residence offers fine historic details and the opulence of years past. Ridgeley Hall is walking distance to Palmetto Golf and Green Boundary Club.

The Hitchcock Woods are directly across the road. Sited in a very desirable area of Aiken, this is a unique opportunity to own a piece of history within this vibrant equestrian community.

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ELEGANT EQUESTRIAN ESTATE

$3,495,000 | Leesburg, VA

 

This stunning stone manor home, Quaker-built at the turn of the 19th century, has been entirely renovated.
 

Beautiful Salmon Falls Farm: an historic residence with attached five-stall barn, pastures and fields with pond, elegant gardens, and river views convenient to Portland, Boston and horse competition circuits.

Equestrian facilities include 14 stalls, six fenced pastures with run-in sheds and Nelson water systems, and one quarantine pasture with a private stall. There is a large hay storage/equipment building and a spring house.

The large indoor arena measures 200' X 100' and includes overhead lighting, sprinklers and skylights. The outdoor arena measures 110' x 80' and is surrounded by three board fencing.

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330-ACRE UPPER VALLEY ESTATE

$4,200,000 | Orford, NH

 

 
Impeccably maintained New England estate new Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
 
 
330 acres of park-like grounds include sweeping views of the Connecticut River Valley, rolling meadows, mature woodlands, private ponds, orchards, formal gardens, and several barns and outbuildings for the serious and gentleman farmer.
 
 
The newly renovated historic Colonial displays an uncommon level of craftsmanship with a gracious flow and seamless integration for indoor and outdoor entertaining.
 
 
A renovated, antique barn includes 5 stalls and room for storage. Acres of open fields are fenced for pastures. Rolling hills are an ideal area for hacking, jumping and driving. 
 
 

 

 

SALMON FALLS FARM

$1,495,000 | Buxton, ME

 
Beautifully restored and maintained property on 64+/- acres of rolling fields, board and rail fencing, woodlands, and rural privacy along 1,696+/- feet of Saco River waterfront near the village of Bar Mills, Maine.
 

Beautiful Salmon Falls Farm: an historic residence with attached five-stall barn, pastures and fields with pond, elegant gardens, and river views convenient to Portland, Boston and horse competition circuits.

The terrace gardens overlook fenced paddocks and rolling fields. Woodlands frame the farm for privacy.

Hunt fences traverse the established fields on the property. A historic barn includes five stalls, three of which open directly to pasture.

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THE BUCKLAND BARN

$1,425,000 | Aiken, SC

 
A classic southern-style equestrian residence in the heart of Aiken's horse district.
 
 
A rare location in the heart of Aiken's horse district, this property is within hacking distance to the Hitchcock Woods, the Aiken Training Track and polo fields. 
 
 
Two former trainer's cottages have been completely and delightfully renovated with granite counters and top of the line appliances.
 
 
Redesigned for larger horses, the original barn includes eight 12' x 20 stalls, plus tack, feed and wash areas. There is a six-stall shed row and a dressage arena. 
 
 

 

BOSTON AREA EQUESTRIAN ESTATE

$2,895,000 | Milton, MA

 
Formerly knows as the Alexander Forbed estate, the 7,000 square foot residence features timeless details and beautiful accents througout the spacious rooms. 
 
 
Beautiful gardens and landscaping surround the home on four spacious acres.
 
 
The bright and spacious kitchen offers exceptional detail and amenities. Expansive counterspace and cabinetry, and an adjacent butler's pantry.
 
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The barn includes five stalls with windows and ventilation. The stone barn aisle reflects the charm of yesteryear, while an expansive field offers vast paddock space, a rarity so close to Boston, MA. 
 
 
 
 
 

THE ELI WELTON PROPERTY

$1,795,000 | Bridgewater, CT

 
This traditional 1794 New England Colonial has been authentically restored and expanded with the finest quality materials, craftmanship and attention to detail.
 
 
Tasteful and historically accurate, the residence offers 2,700+ square feet of living space, four bedrooms and five fireplaces on 11 acres.
 
 
Stunning paneling, exposed beams, large contiguous hearth and wood floors blend seamlessly with modern details.
 
 
The 11-acre property includes a separate six-acre buildable lot. Cobblestone paths and boxwood gardens meander through the landscaped grounds.

 

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100-ACRE TROUGH HILL FARM

$5,000,000 | Middleburg, VA

 
103 acres and towering white oaks surround this delightful 1800's Virginia farmhouse in a well-protected area near Foxcroft School.
 
 
The classic 1800's residence has five bedrooms, six and one-half baths and nine fireplaces. A stone guest house is just next to the main residence.
 
 
Near the pool is a game house with entertainment room, kitchen, bar, powder room, and a dressing room for the pool. There is also a greenhouse and guest suite.
 
 
The bar includes 10 stalls and there are vast fields on the property. A tranquil pond completes this estate.
 
 
 
 

LONGVIEW LANE

$4,950,000 | Delaplane, VA

 

Original owner? George Washington. The manor house has sweeping views of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and the beautiful valley below which they surround.
 
Longview Lane, Delaplane, VA
 
Perfectly situated upon a hilltop in the Virginia countryside this very private residence is a 15 acre oasis surrounded by three large parcels totaling more than 300 acres of land all in protected easements.
 
Longview Lane, Delaplane, VA
 
The original portion of the house dates back to 1790, a period when George Washington was the owner of record.
 
.Longview Lane, Delaplane, VA
 
The remainder of the house has been completely redesigned and reconstructed from ground up.
 
 

 

HISTORIC 1780 QUAKER BARN

$1,495,000 | Philmont, VA

 

A magnificent stone barn built in 1780.

Historic 1780 Quaker Barn, Philomont, VA
 
This historic Quaker stone barn was built in 1780, and has been completely restored and updated in the last two years to become a four-five bedroom, three and a half bath home with three fireplaces.
 
Historic 1780 Quaker Barn, Philomont, VA
 
The vaulted ceilings expose 40’ hand hewn beams and original barn timbers. Stunning lower level reveals chestnut log beams, fieldstone walls and flagstone floors. 
 
Historic 1780 Quaker Barn, Philomont, VA
 
Top of the line finishing throughout is further enhanced by the reclaimed stone façade surrounding the pool, terrace and outdoor fireplace.
 
 

 

SILVER HILL FARM

$756,000 | Near Woodstock, VT

 
An economical, easy Vermont escape.
 
Productive heirloom apple trees surround the house.
 
The perfect Vermont country escape home, this 1820 antique was carefully rebuilt in 2011 with efficiency and luxury in mind. 
 
Dining area and family room flow into the kitchen.
 
Bright, free-flowing living areas surround a great kitchen featuring black granite and handcrafted cabinets. 
 
New life for the old sugar house.
 
Outside there is a new barn converted from an existing Sugar House, open, flat land, and an additional barn. There is room for an office, artist studio or workshop.
 
 

 

HISTORIC SASSAFRAS FARM

$7,850,000 | South Salem, NY

 

One of Westchester County's finest historic properties, Sassafras Farm delights with its refined Colonial, charming outbuildings and extensive amenities.
 
Historic Sassafras Farm | South Salem, NY
 
Historic Sassafras Farm | South Salem, NY
 
A pool, lighted tennis court, guest house, studio, 7-stall stable, indoor and outdoor rings and a 5-car garage enhance this illustrious offering, which enjoys rights to nearby Lake Truesdale.
 
Historic Sassafras Farm | South Salem, NY
 
Built by a member of South Salem's founding family, the home blends the immense character and warmth of its 18th century roots with the grandeur of a 1920's expansion.
 
 

 

HISTORIC FLEETWOOD FARM

$4,200,000 | Tamworth, NH

 
Surrounded by 98+ acres of open fields, fences pastures and serene woodlands, Fleetwood Farm elegantly merges history with modern amenities.
 

 

Overlooking a private pond, this historic farmstead is peacefully located off the road atop a soft elevation.

A mural depicting the estate beautifully decorates the dining room. Original features and antique charm accent each living space.

The estate includes an 11-stall barn, guest house, caretaker's house, and a quaint picnic cabin overlooking the expansive fenced fields.

 

 

HERMITAGE FARM

$2,975,000 | Lyme, NH

 
Quintessential Gentleman's Farm on 246 acres with extensive road and brook frontage in New Hampshire's Upper Valley.
 
 
Located on a quiet dirt road, gracious gardens and patios surrounde the expanded 1778 brick cape residence.
 
 
Original fireplaces, mantles, exposed beams and hardwood floors compliment the sunlit rooms.
 
 
Open fields, panoramic views of the Vermont and New Hampshire Upper Valley, and woodlands surround this private farm. 
 

 

THE KIDDER FARM

$2,975,000 | Walpole, NH

 
Privately situated at the end of a paved road, The Kidder Farm offers 34+/- acres on two lots and abuts 106 acres of conserved town land.
 
 
The 1837 antique cape overlooks the open fields, private pond with dock, and Vermont mountain views.
 
 
The master bedroom suite includes a balcony with mountain views, and overlooks the substantial barn and paddocks.
 
 
An ideal, end-of-the-road location provides privacy and protection. The abutting 106 acres of conserved land will never be developed.

 

 

THE 100-ACRE COLGATE FAMILY ESTATE

$10,950,000 | Sharon, CT

 
This 1901 Palladian residence originally built for the Colgate family, is one of the few historically important estates available in tact and as a residence within the United States.
 
 
An intimate residence of 12,000 square feet, this home was constructed using granite mined on the property and showcases lush details in every room.
 
 
The 25 interior and landscape designers who were selected to decorate the mansion and surrounding gardens have created an atmosphere befitting of the Colgate Mansion, also known as the Fliston House.
 
 
Stunning grounds and gardens surround the home. The English stables include five stalls that can be further expanded.
 
 

 

 

900-ACRE CALDERWOOD FARM

$5,250,000 | Lincolnville, ME

 
Vast hay fields, woodlands, and blueberry fields provide the equestrian great privacy and endless open space.

 

This historic 1820's cape offers four bedrooms, more then 2,000 square feet of living space, and is conveniently located 15 minutes from Camden, Rockport and Belfast, Maine.

Antique details and modern conveniences are combined for charm, comfort and convenience.

The barn has five spacious stalls, a tack room and an office.

 

 

BELLEMONTE - 600+ ACRE FARM

Variable Price | Staunton, CT

 
A 626-acre certified organic cattle farm in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.
 
 
The spacious brick manor is sited atop a knoll at the end of a drive lined with dogwood trees.
 
 
Recently renovated, the 4,000-square-foot home offers exceptional amenities and beautiful details.
 
 
Stunning views of surrounding fields, farmland and mountains frame the estate. Please click below for pricing.
 
 

 

 

THE COLTER FARM

$875,000 | Draft, VA

 
Birthplace of John Colter, discoverer of the area now comprising Yellowstone National Park and explorer with the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
 
 
This historically significant property includes 27 acres, fenced pastures and a pole barn for horses. Mountain and pastoral views.
 
 
Built in 1780, this brick residence has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, five stunning fireplaces, geothermal HVAC system and updated details throughout. 
 
 
The home is surrounded by mature landscaping and gardens, brick and flagstone patios and walkways. A guest cottage is also included with the sale of the property.
 

 

 

THE OAKLAND ESTATE

$875,000 | Deerfield, VA

 
Originally a stage coach tavern, this lovely estate is sited on 221 acres. 
 
 
Built in 1845, the four bedroom home includes classic southern details throughout the 3,000 square feet.
 
 
Fenced fields of exceptional quality are ideal for hay production and turnout. There are 270 degree views of the mountains within the George Washington National Forest.
 
 
The barn offers great versatility for use, stalls, storage and riding.
 
 

 

 

330-ACRE UPPER VALLEY ESTATE

$4,200,000 | Orford, NH

 
A warm and gracious historic residence near Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. 330 acres of landscaped grounds, fields, and woodlands.
 
 
The newly renovated historic Colonial displays an uncommon level of craftsmanship with a gracious flow and seamless integration for indoor and outdoor entertaining.
 
 
Exceptional amenities blend seamlessly with antique accents, honored throughout the renovation of this six bedroom home.
 
 
A classic New England barn abuts a large fenced field. Two 5-bay shed rows are ideal for storage, or conversion to spacious stalls.
 

 

EXCEPTIONAL BARTLETT FARM

$899,000 | Cornish, NH

 
Miles of trails traverse the 160 acres surrounding this period-detail residence and post and beam barn.
 
 
Charming and spacious, the 3900+ square foot residence and surrounding acreage has been stewarded by the same family for generations. 
 
 
Meticulously maintained and restored, this 1826 Cape provides period details, a large country kitchen with an over-sized hearth, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
 
 
A charming barn, stone walls, swimming pond, orchards, fields, stream and mature gardens complete the estate.
 
 
 
 

HISTORIC SUTTON CORNERS FARM

$3,250,000 | Bedford, NY

 

This historic property was built for the daughter of R.H. Macy, founder of the legendary retail empire.

Historic Sutton Corners Farm, Bedford, NY
 
Sutton Corners Farm offers priceless value and an ideal setting for those with an appreciation of its distinguished history and premier locale in the heart of Bedford's prized Guard Hill estate area.
 
Historic Sutton Corners Farm, Bedford, NY
 
Built upon the occasion of the marriage of the daughter of R.H. Macy to prominent art dealer James Sutton, and visited by New York's social and business elite throughout Mrs. Sutton's tenancy (1879-1930s), the estate retains the grace and pastoral splendor of its storied past with a sweeping landscape originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, creator of New York's Central Park.
 
Historic Sutton Corners Farm, Bedford, NY
 
Adding to the pastoral splendor are the fine equestrian facilities including a Victorian Barn, Lawton Adams Olympic Riding Arena, multiple paddocks and direct access to the area's 200+ miles of beautiful riding trails. Vintage outbuildings including a large guest Cottage and a two-story Studio; and a sparkling Pool further enhance this distinguished property.
 
 
 

 

HISTORICALLY RARE GEORGE FARLEY HOUSE

$1,850,000 | Gilmanton, NH

 

Impeccably reconstructed and renovated, this unique estate is comprised of antique buildings dating back to 1665.

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Set back from the road on 12 acres, this historic residence has been admired as one of the finest historic homes in the region.
 
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Original details and historic accents were carefully preserved in the home. Brick fireplaces, hand-hewn beams and antique wrought iron blend seamlessly with  new amenities and systems.
 
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The estate includes an 1800's post and beam barn, schoolhouse, corn crib and a water tower overlooking a private pond.
 

 

 

 

UPLANDS

$2,235,000 | Weston, VT

 

The 1800's expanded farmhouse and barns are located on the south-facing slope of Markham Mountain outside the village of Weston, Vermont. 

 
 
A four-bedroom residence, guest barn, and an 1800's English bank barn are included within the estate.
 
 
The English bank barn includees six spacious and well-ventilated stalls on the main floor, a finished entertainment room on the upper level and three bays on the lower level.
 
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An ideal property for all seasons, West is famous for it's beauty, Country Store, and the Weston Playhouse. This quintessential New England town is a short distance to many ski mountains: Long Trail, Okemo and Bromley Mountains. The property's private pond is stocked with trout.
 
 

 

 

51-ACRE PRIVATE EQUESTRIAN FARM AND FACILITY

$1,075,000 | Westhampton, MA

 

Site on 51-acres of open fields, landscaped grounds and woodlands, the 1821 Colonial residence has been masterfully renovated to today's standards of living. 

 
 
Eight spacious, fenced paddocks provide plenty of space for individual turnout or paddock rotation.
 
 
The original 1921 Colonial is warm and gracious with beautiful outdoor seating areas. More then 3,000 square feet of living space, three bedroom and three and one-half baths. 
 
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Meticulously renovated, the antique home offers an open floor plan, custom amenities, and beautiful details. A guest house, 10-stall barn, and spacious indoor riding arena complete this ideal country property. 
 
 
 
 

BOSTON AREA EQUESTRIAN ESTATE

$2,895,000 | Milton, MA

 

Formerly knows as the Alexander Forbed estate, the 7,000 square foot residence features timeless details and beautiful accents througout the spacious rooms. 

 
Beautiful gardens and landscaping surround the home on four spacious acres.
 
 
The bright and spacious kitchen offers exceptional detail and amenities. Expansive counterspace and cabinetry, and an adjacent butler's pantry.
 
barn
 
The barn includes five stalls with windows and ventilation. The stone barn aisle reflects the charm of yesteryear, while an expansive field offers vast paddock space, a rarity so close to Boston, MA.