Highland Farms, one of the finest equestrian estates in the United States, encompasses more than 270 acres of prime bluegrass pastures, and is the ideal setting for raising champion Thoroughbred horses.
A gated entry reveals a 35,000-square-foot residence—custom built from Kentucky stone—amid meticulously manicured grounds. Upon entrance, 35-foot-high ceilings in the grand foyer highlight a brass chandelier and a spectacular cherry spiral staircase that winds all the way to the third floor. One of two home elevators adjoins the entry. Generously proportioned with sumptuous living areas and formal entertaining spaces, the home is enhanced by solid cherry doors and flooring, native stone and solid cherry mantels, custom built-in cabinetry, and granite fireplaces. The one-of-a-kind residence includes a handsome library/music room, plus a spacious kitchen that unites cooking and dining areas for effortless entertaining. French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows open to multiple bluestone terraces and capture breathtaking views of the tranquil landscape. Secluded from entertaining spaces, the eight bedrooms with en suite bathrooms provide spacious accommodations for residents and guests.
The first floor, with 12-foot-high ceilings, features an elliptical library with floor-to-ceiling cherry bookcases and a rolling ladder, as well as two offices with solid cherry mantels and granite fireplaces. Also on this floor is a spectacular indoor pool with a 12-foot-deep diving end and a whirlpool spa. A skylight runs the length of the room, and the entire pool wing is temperature and humidity controlled. Bluestone floors lead from the pool area to a billiard room with full bar and kitchen. One of three dining areas in the mainhouse, a formal dining room is richly appointed with a brass chandelier, built-in china cabinet, and cherry mantel. The main kitchen features an oversized copper sink, custom fixtures in copper and stainless steel, a Thermador oven and range, and Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer. Storage and butler pantries complete the kitchen area. The first floor also features a large guest bedroom and full bathroom with built-in shower seating. A 5,000-square-foot guest suite is privately located in its own wing of the house.
A large master bedroom suite and multiple bedrooms are found on the home's second floor. Introduced by private foyer, the master suite includes a spacious bedroom and separate sitting room, both of which feature stone fireplaces and American chestnut mantels reclaimed from a centuries-old barn. The master bathroom is a lavish retreat with a Jacuzzi, his and her double shower with multiple showerheads, and heated limestone flooring with handcrafted mosaic tile. A walk-in cedar closet and a laundry room complete the suite. On the third floor, a 25-foot-high vaulted ceiling makes a grand impression. This floor features a powder room, oak hardwood flooring, two large storage areas, and a solid oak staircase to the rooftop.
The main home boasts a stone garage with capacity for ten vehicles. Above the garage, two 1,200-square-foot guest apartments each include two bedrooms and a bathroom, living room, dining area, and kitchen.
-- 35,000-square-foot custom-built residence with multiple bluestone terraces, solid cherry doors, mantels, and flooring, and native stone
-- 42-by-20-foot indoor swimming pool with 12-foot-deep diving end and whirlpool spa
-- Billiard room, library, two offices, and full basement with commercial-size laundry room
-- Ten-car garage with two guest apartments above
-- Eight bedrooms and eight en suite bathrooms total
-- Thoroughbred barn, maintenance building, and several storage buildings
-- 270 acres of prime bluegrass with spring-fed creeks and streams
-- Farm manager home on site