Galaxie Farm, a 504 acre equestrian estate located in the American Gilded Age city of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, has been listed for sale with Christie’s International Real Estate for 6.75 Million USD. The property set in the heart of Pennsylvania’s bucolic horse country, offers discerning buyers acres of green pasture, an old world colonial style farmhouse built in 2002, a two acre pond, a 15 stall paddock, three car garage, and guest home plus caretakers cottage.
Interiors of the elegant farm house can only be described as a modern classic reminiscent of a bygone era with it’s cherry hardwood floors, 10-foot high ceilings, handcrafted cabinetry, and custom millwork throughout. The exterior of the residence is surrounded by stone walls and lush gardens.
When stepping into the main home you are immediately greeted by a soaring entrance hall with dual staircases, which flow graciously into the spacious living and dinning rooms, as well as the family area that offers double height ceilings and a stone fireplace with a soaring mantle piece. Paying homage to the remainder of the main floor is an oversized master suite, modern kitchen, three season porch with fireplace, and a quintessential cozy library. Located on the upper floor is an office, playroom, and an additional four bedrooms. While the lower floor offers abundant storage, a wine cellar with tasting room, media room, bar, and a second laundry room.
Speaking on the Galaxie Farm listing, Christie’s International Real Estate’s Executive Director, Kathleen Coumou added “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.”
Galaxie Farm is located just 25 minutes from the commercial and private Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, within a radius that is less than 50 miles from Pittsburgh, and three hours from the US Capital of Washington DC. Nearby amenities also include the highly acclaimed Laurel Valley Golf Course, designed by the late Arnold Palmer,who was widely regarded as the world’s greatest professional golfer.
Additionally, the combination of both Hidden Valley and Seven Springs provide the ski enthusiast with a noteworthy terrain to explore. Traveling further towards Washington DC, the nature enthusiast will find the Rolling Rock Hunt Club which offers hiking, spelunking, biking, and Class I-IV whitewater rafting. And, although Pittsburgh has been widely regarded as a tough steel town in the past, an up and coming business and artistic scene is bringing new life and cultural amenities to the western Pennsylvania city.
Images courtesy of: Christie’s International Real Estate