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Real Estate Feature: Exceptional Plantation Properties

Posted by Beth Dickerson on February 16, 2017
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As part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network I am very fortunate to often have a front row seat to preview some of the most exceptional homes in the world. As a company, we list some truly remarkable homes and we strive to provide the absolute best white glove service. Likewise, when you list your home with me your home is not just exposed to those within the Boston real estate market, but the world via my network of international affiliates.

In today’s blog post I’m going to showcase some truly majestic craftsman mountain properties available through my network of affiliates. I hope you enjoy them.

Kirbyville Texas – Elegant 33-acre gated French estate built by true artisans just 30 miles north of Beaumont. Structures include main house, orangery, office with bath, Pied-à-terre wtih bath, sunken garden, garden arch, irrigation pump house, welding barn, tractor barn/studio, six-car garage/workshop, artisan well and lake. Offered at $5 million unfurnished and $7 million furnished. Owner is an antique dealer / appraiser. For more information on this beautiful estate, click here.

Bayfield, Colorado – The Elkhorn Ranch is a magnificent spread just outside Durango, Colorado. 880 acres of peaceful and serene landscape, yet still rugged and wild withfrontier spirit. Buffered by 1800 acres of BLM land, this property has 3.5 miles bordering Federal land. The main complex consists of a 4,700 sq ft home on2 levels, a bunkhouse with kitchen and bath, a two bay shop area and equipment storage. There’s also an open sided barn (horse barn and tack room). Theranching facilities are first class; there is smooth wire fencing for the two horse pastures, 5 springs, 4 wells, and 4 stock tanks. The landscape is a mecca forwild game, and combined with a network of over 17-miles of graded ATV trails crisscrossing the terrain, it’s a sportsman’s paradise. Consequently, theranch has been enjoyed as a private family hunting refuge for several decades. Additional options could include a corporate or commercial Sportsman’sRetreat, and/or an exclusive development. For more information on this beautiful estate, click here.

Annapolis, Maryland – The main house is 6,200 sqft. Grand entrance foyer offers 9 1/2 ft. ceilings, custom muslin murals of local sites and original medallion with stunning chandelier.

The first floor, in terms of architectural detailing, remains true to the homes’ 1830’s origins such as original heart pine floors, 8-inch floor and ceiling moldings, chandelier and refurbished mantel. The parlor is centered with a fireplace and opens to the adjoining music room. There are 8 fireplaces throughout and many original features, including front hall and back hall staircases.

The kitchen was designed by Joni Zimmerman in 2000. It has 10-foot ceilings, views of Ridout Creek, and includes custom maple and cherry cabinets, Silestone counters, stainless steel farm sink, working island,, 5-burner gas stove, built-in painter’s hutch, 2 wall ovens; Dacor and GE Advantium, Dacor, and Subzero refrigerator.

The grand dining room includes real plaster walls and impressive trim moldings. Built-in china cabinet with wooden mantel over fireplace. The windows are 6-feet high. Most of the windows in the home are original and those that are not, were built by hand.
The Wing, which is believed to be the original kitchen is now utilized as the family room with working gas fireplace and custom wet bar with cherry cabinets, wine refrigerator and Miele coffee maker. Screened porch just off the family room has brick floor and is plumbed for a sink.
The main house includes three separate staircases. An additional family room and oversized hall bath connects the upper wing to the second floor. The other staircases lead directly to the second floor and four fabulous bedrooms, each with their own fireplace. Continuing to the third floor, the main staircase opens to the Master Suite with full private dressing room. The Master Bedroom has views of Ridout Creek. Master Bath has heated tile floors, built-in linen storage and refrigerator. For more information on this exceptional estate, click here.

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