- New Tripoli, PA
- Price: $1,200,000
Blue Gate Farm, admired for its priceless curb appeal, is showcased on 50+ sprawling acres beautified by 2 ponds which conveniently sit in 2 large pastures. A long paved driveway leads up to the stables and residences. This unique property offers a 5500+ square foot farmhouse, a carriage house, small apartment, large indoor and outdoor riding arenas, a whopping total of 68 stalls and a plethora of pastures and paddocks. Once a thriving equestrian center, Blue Gate Farm is a turn-key facility waiting to be reinvented. All 4 pastures have their own source of natural water alleviating having to water most livestock!
Re-created for a comfortable lifestyle, all the major systems of this farmhouse have been redone n the early 2000 by the current owners. Classic details and amenities include hardware throughout handcrafted by a local blacksmith, wide plank pine floors, extensive built-ins and millwork throughout. Custom designed windows add to the authenticity. An architect designed the large addition consisting of the multiple rooms both on the main and upper levels. A gourmet center island kitchen offers Corian countertops, maple custom cabinetry, pantry and a farmhouse sink. Handmade whitewashed beams with notched numbers add to the charm. A 6 burner Thermador gas stove & 2 garbage disposals will please most cooks.
The front door of the addition opens into a spacious foyer with an abundance of built-in closets and wide plank pine floors The expansive space of the family room on the left presents wonderful built-in bookcases, a handsome fireplace and French doors leading out to a large patio. A beautiful heated sun-room with tile flooring also opens to the wooden patio creating a court yard feel.
The main staircase is complemented by more built-ins and opens to the sitting room of the master suite with 2 walk-in closets and bathroom each with its own sink & toilet. A total of 4 bedrooms and two full baths finish are on this level. An abundance of large windows frame views from every room of the bright, airy home. 2 walk-up attics for storage
Connected to the kitchen is a laundry room and built-in cabinetry and cubbies for pet food storage. This connects to the older portion of the home which consists of a gracious dining room, library and sunny parlor which also have a separate entrance and foyer.
Although this custom-built residence has the timeless look and feel of a home originally built decades ago, modern comforts enhance the livability of its well-designed layout. This one-of-a-kind property would be ideal for the serious equestrian, avid car collector or anyone looking for a bucolic country estate to call their own.
Living room with beamed ceiling & wood burning stove
Kitchen which connects to small dining area
Bedroom loft with full bathroom
Blue Gate Farm has been one of the area's largest premier boarding facilities since the early 1980s until becoming a private facility in 2007. Specializing in pony hunters, BGF has been home to ponies competing throughout the East Coast garnishing AHSA/USEF national and zone titles.