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House hunting: 7 exceptional equestrian properties
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Nicasio, Calif. Set on 16.5 acres in Marin County, this five-bedroom home affords panoramic views of the valley. Interior features include a gourmet kitchen, multiple skylights, and a master suite with views of a Japanese garden.


The property includes a corral, a five-stall barn with tack room, two ponds, and a large aviary. $5,399,000. Lori Saia Odisio, Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty/Top Agent Network, (415) 747-6707.



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Delaware, Ohio. This seven-bedroom house is located on 10 partially wooded acres in the Olentangy Valley. Built in 1945 and recently remodeled, the home has multiple fireplaces and a first-floor master suite.


Equine features include a fenced pasture and a two-stall horse barn. $3,400,000. Virgil Mathias, Coldwell Banker King Thompson, (614) 889-0808.



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Falls Village, Conn. This four-bedroom Colonial-style home is the "Steal of the Week." It was built in 1863, is registered as a bed-and-breakfast, and includes interior details such as wide plank floors, two fireplaces, and a large farmhouse kitchen. The house is set on 4.4 acres that include a five-stall stable and pastures. $369,900. Susan Strickler, Sotheby's International Realty, (917) 734-2616.



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Woodstock, Vt. Lottery Hill Farm was built in 1817 and was formerly owned by actor Michael J. Fox. The six-bedroom brick Federal features wide plank floors, a library, and an elevator.


The 121-acre property includes a guesthouse, a large barn, and fenced pastures. $2,300,000. Richard M. Higgerson, Lang McLaughry Real Estate, (855) 423-6478.



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Charlottesville, Va. Just for looking — this house was put up for auction on Sept. 24. Established in 1856, Eastern View Farm encompasses 275 acres. The property includes a three-bedroom house, a 12-stall barn, fenced paddocks, riding trails and a riding arena.


The farm also features a hardwood and pine forest, a 7-acre lake, and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Grand Estates Auction Co., (800) 552-8120.



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Sarasota, Fla. Set among ancient oak trees, this three-bedroom home features two large master suites, a family room with a cathedral ceiling, and a living room with a lanai.


The 20-acre property includes an eight-stall barn, fenced pastures, and a barbecue pavilion. $1,550,000. Susan Keal, Michael Saunders & Co., (941) 925-8253.



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Norwood, Colo. The Valentine Farm is set on 120 acres in the southwest part of the state. The property includes three-bedroom main house, a three-bedroom caretaker's house, and a one-bedroom guesthouse.


The farm, which is fully equipped for hay production, has a 10-stall equestrian center and three ponds. $4,375,000. Steve Cieciuch, Telluride Properties/Leverage Global Partners, (970) 369-5322.



**For more information on these homes, please contact the realtor listed**

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