Pinnacle Farm, Estate of the Day
If you like equestrian estates, Pinnacle Farms in Cornwall, Connecticut is one of the most lavish. It's got nearly everything in a a 65,000 square-foot facility (reportedly the largest post-and-beam structure built in North America in the 20th century) on an over 140 acre spread. The facility includes a massive rotunda with a 40-foot ceiling, an event kitchen and dining area, a large exposition hall, executive offices and a grand foyer that includes a stone fireplace. What doesn't it have? A main house. There is a residence within the barn that includes two bedrooms, a kitchen with granite countertops, a living room and even a central vacuum but there is no main house although there is clearly space for one. The equipment building has its own vet lab, breeding shed and foaling stalls and 50 horse stalls.
According to an NY Times article from 2005, the owner planned to build a 40,000 square foot home but scrapped the plans after her husband died. The fact that there is main home on the property is one of the reasons it has sat on the market for a while. It was originally listed at $25 million but now sits at $23.8 million.
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