Discovery Manor ($28,900,000) is a world-class 160-acre horse farm dedicated to the breeding, sale, and racing of thoroughbreds. The property is strategically located in the heart of the Northeast horse racing industry—home to such famous tracks as Saratoga, Belmont Park, Aqueduct, Pimlico Race Course, Delaware Park, and Philadelphia Race Track.
The main entrance opens to a long driveway that sweeps past acres of fenced paddocks to arrive at a motor court with an impressive stone fountain. Clad in Jerusalem limestone, the classically inspired main house presents 25,000 square feet of artisan-crafted and exquisitely furnished interior spaces that invite grand-scale living and entertaining. Yet this house is also a home, warm and inviting and lovingly built for the comfort and enjoyment of family and friends. The main level includes a 24-seat formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, lounge and eight-seat bar, great room, and conservatory. A grand staircase connects to three levels of the home. There is also an elevator servicing all four floors. The third floor houses the estate’s business office, four generous en suite bedrooms, and lavish master suite. A private staircase ascends to the fourth floor, offering two generous en suite bedrooms, a sitting room, and dining area served by a Pullman kitchen.
The home’s lower level hosts a 3,500-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, a 12-seat movie theater and game room, fitness center, and commercial-scale nerve center with Crestron one touch whole-house automation and 24-hour security systems. At the rear of the main house is a resort-style pool patio with an over-sized pool and spa, summer kitchen, and fully equipped pool house. Adding to the grandeur are formal gardens, two stocked ponds,and a courtyard with a porte-cochère and six-car garage with staff apartment.
The estate’s equestrian barn is without parallel. Hand-built by Amish carpenters,the two-story structure is clad in Pennsylvania field stone and features 24 oversized stalls, a foaling center, an owner’s office, tack room, and barn manager’s apartment. Supporting the main barn is a quarantine barn, equipment building, exercise ring, turnouts, fenced pastures, 1.5 miles of roads, and farm operations center with a circa-1890 farmhouse. There is a substantial amount of acreage for use as agricultural land or for the installation of a racetrack, polo field, or a dressage/showjumping stadium. This magnificent property is turnkey ready for continued use as a commercial equestrian operation and private family compound; alternatively, it could be subdivided for further development.