Galaxie Farm, Offered At US $6,750,000, Perfectly Melds Old World Grandeur With 21st-Century Luxury
Veröffentlicht Montag, 16. Oktober 2017 Aktualisiert am Montag, 16. Oktober 2017

Galaxie Farm, Offered At US $6,750,000, Perfectly Melds Old World Grandeur With 21st-Century Luxury

Ultimately Private Equestrian Estate Located On 504 Acres Near The Prestigious Enclave Of Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Ligonier, PennsylvaniaGalaxie Farm is a magnificent 504-acre equestrian estate in the heart of Pennsylvania’s bucolic horse country. The main residence, an elegant Dutch Colonial-inspired farmhouse built in 2002, overlooks a two-acre pond with a stone picnic pavilion, acres of fenced pastures, a 15-stall horse barn, a guest house, and a caretaker's house. The interiors are characterized by classic architectural elements, such as 10-foot-high ceilings, custom millwork, cherry hardwood flooring, and handcrafted cabinetry. In perfect harmony with its surroundings, the home is bordered by sweeping stone walls and impeccably landscaped lawns with perennial gardens.

Galaxie Farm is offered at $7,250,000 with global marketing provided by Christie’s International Real Estate.

“The setting is simply breathtaking. A patchwork of rolling green pastures are framed by regal stands of mature hardwood trees and bulges of the nearby Allegheny Mountains. The home defines understated elegance and the equestrian facilities are expansive and lovely. The surrounding area is an undiscovered mecca for all manners of outdoor activities," 

- Kathleen Coumou, Executive Director, Christie’s International Real Estate.

Located less than 50 miles from Pittsburgh and an easy three-hour drive from Washington, D.C., Ligonier is a sportsman’s paradise. Laurel Valley Golf Course, renovated by Arnold Palmer, hosted both a PGA Championship and a Ryder Cup. The union of Hidden Valley and Seven Springs offers ski enthusiasts over 400-acres of skiable terrain. The area is home to the venerable Rolling Rock Hunt Club, Class I-IV whitewater rafting, hiking, spelunking, and biking – the 150-mile Allegheny Trail stretches all the way to Washington, D.C. The area is served by Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, located some 25 minutes from the home, offering both commercial and private flights.

Ligonier is famously associated with the great American family dynasties of the Gilded Age in Pittsburgh. More recently, Pittsburgh has undergone a Renaissance from a rough and tumble steel town to an emerging international hub for banking, the health industry, and technology. The city is also now attracting artists from around the world and as a result, a new paradigm of contemporary dining and culture is taking root.

All is accessible from the sanctuary that is Galaxie Farms.

A soaring entrance hall opens to the living and dining rooms, and the two-story family room is graced with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Complementing the main level is a library, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and a luxurious master suite. A three-season porch is also appointed with a fireplace and provides access to the stone patio.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, an office, a children's study/play room, and abundant storage. The finished lower level comprises an intimate wine cellar and tasting room; a room with chinked log walls, stone fireplace, bar and media area; a service area with a second laundry room, storage, and a safe room.

The fully renovated equine facility includes 15 stalls with soft-stall flooring, two wash bays, a tack room/office, and hay loft. A machine shop adjoins the stables and a large outbuilding houses fuel tanks and farm equipment.

Other amenities include a three-car garage with wash bay and dog kennels.



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