Home    Local Real Estate & Beyond: Extraordinary Homes with Horse Facilities

I’m fortunate to be part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network. Not only does it allow me to see some truly exceptional homes on a regular basis, but it also provides me with the opportunity to market my exclusive listings on a local, national and international stage.

When you list with me you’re not only getting exposure here in the Cape Ann real estate market, but rather the entire world. In today’s blog post I’m going to feature a collection of homes around the world, courtesy of my network of affiliates. All of these beautiful homes are exceptional equestrian estates. They may vary in detail, location and appearance but they are all exceptional. I hope you enjoy them.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina – Welcome to a place where dreams are made of…22 Duck Hawk Road on one of Sea Pines most coveted ocean front streets! With startling impressive architecture and astonishing ocean views, this 4,000 plus sq. ft. sanctuary was renovated in 2000 and captures views of surrounding tranquility from every room. With four or five bedrooms, four and one half baths, a chef’s dream kitchen, den, family room, second floor sun room, screened porch and upgrades surpassing expectation, this home is completely furnished and move in ready. A designer heated pool/spa and boardwalk with mid-way deck to the ocean..life doesn’t get better! For more information on this beautiful estate, click here.

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Hesperus, Colorado – Rancho Milagro is one of the most meticulously cared for and luxurious equestrian properties you will find! Located just outside Durango, Colorado, with spectacular views of the La Plata Mountains, this exclusive, private 273-acre ranch offers a buyer a once in a lifetime opportunity. The amenities are extensive, including a beautiful custom designed adobe style 3,887 SF, 4 bedroom, 4-bath home and state-of-the-art 135′ x 230′ heated indoor riding arena with 4 lovely attached, yet separate living units (9,200 SF), central entertainment and viewing area, offices and expansive stable area. In addition, there is an outdoor arena, 2,738 SF horse barn, hot-walker, loafing sheds, multiple fenced irrigated pastures and separate 1,864 SF caretakers’ house. It is ideal for a personal, family or corporate retreat and an exceptional value at 1/4 of replacement cost. For more information on this amazing home, click here.

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Ojai, California – Welcome to the magnificent Ojai Ridge Ranch. Nestled on approx. 40+ acres, boasting a fabulous single-story estate with unparalleled views of the Ojai Valley, from Topa Topa to Casitas Pass. This property is reminiscent of early California with its Hacienda-style adobe estate celebrating an award-winning label for their Cabernet and Syrah producing vineyard. Also income producing avocados. This exquisitely appointed estate is surrounded by majestic centuries old oak trees, boasts master craftsmanship and materials with meticulous attention to detail. An open floor plan offers grand luxury living space throughout. Professional chef’s kitchen and a stunning romantic master bedroom with fireplace awaits your arrival. The master marble bath is spa-like with natural lighting. The entertainer’s backyard is park-like, and showcases 360-degree views of the entire Ojai Valley, a gorgeous black bottom pool with natural rock, several conversation vignette are and uncompromising al fresco dining. For more home on this amazing property, click here.

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Strafford, Vermont – Havelok Hill is a world-class and unique property combining luxury and privacy for a discriminating buyer. Located in the equestrian countryside of Strafford, Vermont, the estate consists of 600 acres of rolling terrain including 400 acres of mixed northern woodlands, 200 acres of upland meadows, secluded ponds and eight miles of improved interior roads and riding trails. At the end of a mile-long, immaculately landscaped driveway, the house sits at the height of land, elevation nearly 1900 feet. To the east one sees the lengthy spine of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, while to the west lie the tops of the Green Mountains of Vermont, with continuous views, Killington to the southwest, and past Mt. Mansfield (Stowe) in the north. The views are incomparable. The owners have spared no expense in designing a residence of the highest quality and taste, centered about a magnificent wood-paneled great room measuring 30 by 50 feet, with a 24-foot vaulted ceiling and a massive fieldstone fireplace. The property also includes a four-bedroom guest or caretaker’s cottage built in the 1860s and renovated in 1989 and a barn with three stalls and equipment storage space. Historic Woodstock, Vermont, and Hanover, New Hampshire home of Dartmouth College are both only 40 minutes away. At an equal distance is the world-renowned Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. For more information on this beautiful home, click here.

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