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Tastefully Equestrian

Introducing some of the most charming equestrian properties throughout southeastern, Pennsylvania offering every ideal feature an equine buyer could possibly ask for. Here are some of the very exclusive properties that are exquisite and unforgettable in design and layout. These properties are not only appealing inside and out; they display true character and embody the finest amenities for both the horse and rider. 

Fairfield Farm 

New Hope equestrian property

~6020 Lower Mountain Road, New Hope, PA~

A timeless and rare find on 24 acres, this c.1851 stone house exceeds all the expectations! This historic home is gorgeous with a European flair, and it includes a 30×60 swimming pool, 2 restored cottages, 4-car garage, a huge bank barn consisting of 18 stalls, 10 pastures, and both indoor and outdoor riding rings. Modern amenities flow throughout this exquisite home making it truly one of a kind. Luxurious chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry as well as radiant heated Pennsylvania slate flooring displays nothing less then 1st class. This home offers 7 bedrooms and 5.2 baths that reflect its owner’s European roots. Listed at $2,650,000.

                                                 Vintage Thoroughbred Farm

Chester County equestrian property

~1400 Prizer Road, Pottstown, PA~

Vintage Thoroughbred Farm is truly exceptional! Resting on 34 acres of Chester County paradise is a home that surely makes a statement with a top-notch equine facility that will ensure that your horses live as comfortably as you. A well-kept, beautifully designed stable consisting of a caretaker’s apartment, 10 stalls, and a tack room is just the beginning. The grounds feature a show ring, round pen and plenty of storage for other equine equipment. The residence is nothing less than extravagant, showcasing 10,880 sq. ft. of pure European influence with a grand entrance, exposed beams, professional grade appliances, and mesmerizing views. This home is not only an equine lovers dream, but offers ideal privacy for its owners. Listed at $2,995,000.

                                                             Three Ponds Farm

Malvern PA Equestrian Property

~2336 Pikeland Road, Malvern, PA~

Three Ponds Farm is a beautifully restored 1812 farmhouse situated on 13 acres that is the ideal property for both the equestrian and the entertainer. New modern luxuries and old-world details give this home a classy, yet comfortable ambiance throughout. Modern chef’s kitchen with granite island opens into a spacious great room with French doors leading out to a stone patio and arbor. Classic stone bank barn consists of stalls, tack room, and paddocks that give easy access to trail riding! Listed at $1,969,000.

                                                             Buttonwood Farm

Bucks County Equestrian Property

~1467 Chestnut Ridge Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA~

Buttonwood Farm is an unforgettable property surrounded by some of the area’s most scenic views. Tucked away on 98+ acres is a historic 1842 stucco farmhouse that showcases antique character that makes this home quite inviting. Deep windows in all five spacious bedrooms allow plenty of sunlight and picturesque views. The well-kept grounds consist of a stable with 12 stalls, 3 huge fenced pastures, a 70’ x 160’ indoor lighted arena, quarter-mile track, and a quaint cross-country course. This property is a must-see if looking for a bigger equestrian facility to operate as well as an opportunity for subdivision. Listed at $2,150,000.

                                                 Bell Well Farm & Vineyard

Hunterdon County Equestrian Property

~121 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, NJ~

Bell Well Farm & Vineyard is a tastefully restored vintage farmhouse on 25+ acres with many equine or agricultural possibilities. This home has a remarkable kitchen with a farm sink, Viking 4-burner gas range, and Thermador dishwasher. This one-of-a-kind home includes a third-floor loft that can be used as either a studio or a flex bedroom. Stone and timber bank barn offers four stalls that can be used for either horses, alpacas and or other farm animals along with 10 fenced pastures equipped with electric fencing. A pole barn, which also has six turn-outs, can be used for storage of farm equipment. A 6-acre vineyard, an out-sourced operation that is completely labor-free and for your enjoyment, generates a nice income each year! Listed at $1,795,000.

                                                           Classic Farmstead

Upper Bucks Equestrian Property

~481 Quarry Road, Ottsville, PA~

A true historic property with its deed noting a log cabin and log barn in the 1780s! This 1820 farmhouse is perched on 10 acres and has had additional updates that allow its simpler, antique elements to show through in its design. Original pine floors, exposed beams, and deep-sill windows showcase the classic farmhouse look that gives this home character. The barn is move-in ready for animals and consists of 7 stalls, a tack room, a wash stall, and equipment shed. The barn has easy access to paddocks that lead straight to Bucks County Horse Park. Listed at $859,000.

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Look Inside Merestone Farm, A Lake Nockamixon Waterfront Estate

 

This aerial view of Merestone Farm shows its direct access to Lake Nockamixon as well its pool, pool house, terraces and gardens and open land for other country pursuits.

We are pleased to introduce our first-ever 3D property video, shot at the request of agent Caryn Black. Merestone Farm, her waterfront property on Lake Nockamixon with a stone farmhouse and converted barn/guest house, is the subject.  Tour the house and the barn/guest house and see for yourself just how beautifully and tastefully renovated these two buildings are. The property has been featured in Continue reading

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Diabase Farm: A Bucks County Treasure

A view of the main house and barn at Diabase Farm

A view of the main house and barn at Diabase Farm

How many of us have driven on Street Road through Solebury Township into Upper Makefield and seen the sign for Diabase Farm on the right-hand side? I spent years wondering what was back the long drive there, and recently I had the privilege to see the property up close Continue reading

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The original Mount Pleasant in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park

The original Mount Pleasant in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park

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Mount Pleasant’s center, front-to-back reception hall with side stair on the left.

Recently Curbed Philly published a guide to the 15 significant homes of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. For those of you who don’t know, Fairmount Park is the largest municipal park system in the United States with 9,200 acres of contiguous land, dwarfing Central Park’s 843 acres in New York City. One of the homes featured in the Curbed Philly guide is the rather famous Mount Pleasant, considered an excellent example of English Colonial architecture in the United States and described in the Curbed piece this way: Continue reading

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Hidden Glen Farm

The entrance to the Schorsch property.

We are fortunate to offer many interesting properties here at Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, and one of the more intriguing that has come on the market in the past year is Continue reading

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Old World or New World?

Given the rich European influence on architecture in the greater Philadelphia region, we thought it would be interesting to see if readers can determine whether listings are in Europe or the United States. Simply observe the photos and vote accordingly. To see if your guess it correct, click on the ‘Answer’ link provided.

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We’d like to briefly present a few recent listings that we at Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty are very excited about. I couldn’t help but notice a shared theme between these listings: a harmonious blending of home and nature.

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We at Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty are joining the Pennsylvania State Legislature in celebrating 2015 as the Year of the Pennsylvania Barn.  Continue reading

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Yesterday Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty entered new territory in its property marketing: We posted our first Continue reading

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Flemish bond brickwork and a fanlight window above the front door are but two lovely details at this home.

Flemish bond brickwork and a fanlight window above the front door are but two lovely details at the Jonathan Haines House in Medford, N.J.

Historical Houses in Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Here on the East Coast, we have an outstanding number of wonderful, antique homes, and in fact, here at Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, we have the privilege of representing quite a few each year, Continue reading

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