Brick. Circles. 1960’s.
That summarizes everything you need to know about this listing on Ocala Horse Properties. Join me on a ‘60s-themed field trip to the world of Dream Horse Farm.
If you love Frank Lloyd Wright, the famed American architect and creator of eight World Heritage Sites, then we found the *perfect* horse farm for you. If you have no clue who that is, you might still like it. It’s just that good.
Now, this property is a little different. And I know we’re all equestrians here who probably just want to hear about the barn, but hang tight, because this house is something to talk about. Let’s start with the most obvious– it’s a literal circle.
Yes, that is a curved indoor swimming pool in one section. And yes, that is a circular courtyard in the middle of your circular house surrounded by curved trees and a semi-circle driveway. After living here, you’ll have no excuse if you can’t ride a perfect circle in your dressage test.
This 11,000 square foot house features carved brick walls with an equestrian motif, which is echoed in the gorgeous red brick barn with a carved brick mural of a horse over the entryway.
When I said that this house was committed to brick, I meant it.
Do you have a side hustle? (What equestrian doesn’t, these days?) I just found your new home office.
Doesn’t that dark wood wall just scream “make me your Zoom background!” Take your lunch break on the balcony or simply watch over your farm while you consider your client’s latest problem with a cup of coffee. Either way, this potential home office, complete with fireplace, is the perfect place to run your empire.
If I lived here, I would say the phrase “take a turn about the gardens” as often as humanly possible because it would make me feel like I was living in a Bridgerton-esque universe. And, of course, for the pun.
Also, let’s just take a moment to close our eyes and imagine how nice it would be to hash out your dressage test with friends after a long show day while floating in that pool. Ahh, I can almost feel the margarita in my hand.
Now to the important part of the tour– the bar. This bar, complete with an elegant photo of Audrey Hepburn, looks like something out of Mad Men. Invite your clients down for a glass of champagne after selling your latest prospect and making a ridiculous profit. Or host a party after a horse you own wins its most recent $100,000 Classic.
This house has a good sense of humor, because on the other end of the house, the second bar is a little more light-hearted.
I promised you a ‘60’s-themed rock-and-roll bar, and I’ll be darned if I didn’t deliver. This seems like an amazing place to hold a ‘60s-themed party with all the other equestrians in your neighborhood. Or, you know, if you’re a relatively normal person, I guess you could just have a normal non-themed party? But you know what they say about opportunity knocking…
Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the barn. Doesn’t that sleeping horse carving just instantly make you feel more relaxed? Maybe it’ll calm down your spicy chestnut mare, too, but no guarantees.
The good looks don’t end at the entryway. Inside, this barn is bright and airy with pristine white walls and rich hardwood accents (no cribbers allowed in my dream farm). You can almost feel the breeze blowing down that wide aisle way through the picture.
I’m also very into covered arenas, so this was a huge plus for me. It might be an unpopular opinion, but I think they’re the best of both worlds. The roof keeps the worst of the weather off, but you still get that nice breeze and wide open feeling. Plus, this arena looks big enough for just about any discipline.
Did we mention that this farm is situated on over 80 acres? You could trail ride for days and still see new sections of your own property. The rolling hills are perfect for conditioning your next eventing superstar or putting miles on that green prospect.
If you’re like me and love a property that offers something a little different than your garden-variety rectangular house, check out this farm on Ocala Horse Properties. Or, if you want to play it safe, you can search for a beautiful house on their site.