Filed under: Estates
Real estate commenter extraordinaire, Spectacular Bid, led me to the website for Doe Run, a horse farm in Unionville, Pennsylvania. This classic estate has 220 green acres which have been the home to many race horses. The property also includes the gorgeous gardens of Sir John and Lady Thouron. The gardens include alpine, river, shade, wild flower and formal gardens and the listing pictures showcase some of this floral beauty. The gardens are supported by two large greenhouses. There are also expansive equestrian with two separate main stables, turnout stables and a bank barn. Spectacular Bid points out that Lady Thouron, a member of the du Pont family, was a steeplechasing and racing enthusiast who won races with the horses based at Doe Run and that she was also the original donor behind the University of Penn's veterinary New Bolton Center, which is where racehorse Barbaro went after his accident in the Preakness Stakes. The property includes six other residences including an 18th century farm house, guest house and gardener's cottage.
The main house has a front-to-back center hall, formal dining room, living room, and both a small and a large panelled study. There are nine bedrooms including a master suite with 18-foot ceilings and his and her baths, dressing rooms, and sitting rooms, one of which has private stairs to the lower-level study. It's no surprise that Architectural Digest has done a feature on this home. The press release aptly calls Sir John and Lady Thouron's home "a testament to their legacy of horses, horticulture, and refined living." Doe Run is listed at $15 million.
Experience more lush living in luxury homes and mansions or see the stars living large with celebrity homes galleries at AOL Real Estate.
Gallery: Doe Run