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These remarkable listings from Christie's aren’t your average farmland estates. They span the globe, from Australia to Switzerland, and Argentina to the east coast. Each one is an architectural marvel and nestled into a beautiful plot of land guaranteed to make anyone living there (horse or human) a very happy camper.
While it may be too soon to move into one of these places by The Kentucky Derby in Louisville (well worth a weekend trip, the race aside) this year there's plenty of time for you to get set up for next year's viewing party. Take a look at these gorgeous equestrian estates below, each one the embodiment of rustic elegance.
New South Wales, Australia
Situated on a beautiful plot of five acres, laden with fenced-in lawns and opulent gardens, this estate in the heart of Sydney is the definition of the lap of luxury. The home features five bedrooms (the master bedroom has its own wing, of course), a chef’s kitchen, an 82-foot heated pool, six stables, expansive day yards, and an 197-foot by 115-foot jumps arena. Nine fields and a galloping track surround the property, and there is even a private guest retreat. Price upon request.
This stunning Swiss estate is made up of a 15-room, three-floor mansion and large stables that sit on seven pristine acres in western Switzerland, just around the corner from the idyllic Lake Geneva. In addition to the massive main home, the property includes a 3.5-room guesthouse, a staff apartment, stables for five horses, and a beautiful terrace that gives way to an infinity pool and an artificial lake. Don’t worry, there’s an indoor swimming pool, too, and it features counter-current swimming. Price upon request.
The Santa Marina de Lobos Polo Ranch takes the cake for the estate with the most distinct design; the Mexican-style, ivy-covered main home is a work of art on its own, and delivers sweeping views of the surrounding Argentina countryside. The ranch is just 62 miles from Buenos Aires, and encompasses a breathtaking 17 acres, which houses the 807-square-foot home, tennis courts, professional-level polo fields, and a clubhouse. Price upon request.
Stillmeadow Farm in the sleepy coastal town of Stonington is aptly named—the peace and quiet found on this 99-acre estate is unparalleled. The farm was once home to championship thoroughbred racehorses, and features a beautiful main residence, crafted from the finest materials (think slate roofs and oak flooring). The grounds, surrounded by charming woodland, house a sunken tennis court, a large outdoor pool, a post-and-beam guest house, a 7,000-square-foot post-and-beam barn (complete with an overhead, two-bedroom manager’s apartment), 13 acres of equestrian paddock, and numerous winding stone walls and picturesque ponds. $3,950,000
Powder Springs, Georgia
Nestled into the trees, the eight-bedroom home on this 46-acre equestrian estate in Georgia, is exquisite. Inside, the home’s interior features old growth cypress coffered ceilings and old growth walnut floors; outside, the grounds sprawl out across landscaped gardens, a custom pool, and the property’s gem: a 12-stall barn equestrian facility featuring riding arena (with viewing deck), and an 1867 farmhouse for the caretaker. $9,750,000