Raleigh Horse Farms for Sale

A TRUE TOWN AND COUNTRY ESTATE on 10.35 acres! $649,000! 3529 Old Milburnie Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616- 20 min from RDU and close to shopping, great schools and healthcare, this horse-ready, pond-view home is a nature-lover’s dream. WOW is right with so many updates to the home including the fully remodeled kitchen that includes skylights and granite w/island gas cook-top and stainless vented hood, pull-out-drawer cabinetry. The home has cedar-lined vaulted ceilings, oak hardwood w/walnut inlay, and historic reclaimed pine bar top and kitchen desk from Hart Cotton Mill in Tarboro (circa 1887) and so much more.

EntrywayGeneral: Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, hardwood/tile/carpet (one bedroom), and Pella casement windows. New skylights in kitchen, living room, master bedroom and master bath for added light. Decking around three sides of home. Large brick patio. Grilling area beside screen porch has a built-in gas Holland grill and one gas burner. Entire property fenced in with electric gate at entrance. Welded horse-safe wire in large five-acre pasture. Large shed in 5-acre pasture for farm equipment, horses or parties with a great view of treed rolling terrain. Barn has two shed areas for equipment and is open on one side to the one-acre pasture. Unfinished large riding ring in the one-acre pasture. Many windows allow views of front, side and back of property.

Oversize detached garage built in 1998 with large wired/plumbed workshop and outside stairs to storage over top. Huge master bedroom has cherry hardwoods, bath has granite double sink, spa tub, full-length custom glass-enclosed shower. Outdoor grilling area has built in Holland grill. Entire property fenced w/electric gate; welded horse-safe wire encloses 5-acre pasture and large shed for equipment, horses or parties with great views of timbered, rolling terrain. Unfinished riding ring in one-acre pasture.

KitchenKitchen was remodeled in 2007 with new tile floor, triple SS sink, island gas cooktop with SS hood vented to outside, granite countertops, heart of pine bar top and kitchen desk reclaimed from Hart Cotton Mill, Tarboro, circa 1887. Custom cabinets made of birch/alder have pull out drawers and glass front doors. Wall of windows for view of back deck/brick patio. Vaulted ceiling lined with western red cedar.

Hall bathroom remodeled in 2007 with new tile floors, tile around tub, custom glass mirror entire length of granite-topped vanity, upgraded shower /sink hardware. Master bath remodeled in 2012 with granite counter, double sink, Jacuzzi spa tub, tiled shower with full-length glass enclosure with Diamond Cote to prevent water spots. Three walls have custom glass with glass trim.

Huge master bedroom remodeled in 2012 with new cherry hardwood floor.

Sunroom also vaulted cedar-lined ceiling with window walls for open views; detached screen porch with vaulted natural pine ceilings & 2 outdoor ceiling fans. Sunroom has two walls of Pella windows, oak hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling lined with western red cedar.

Octagon sunken living room vaulted ceiling also lined with western red cedar, oak hardwood floors with walnut accent around floor perimeter. Faux painted walls. Large windows for viewing the outside screened porch area as well as the front of property with pond. Sliding glass door opens onto front deck. Stone fireplace with gas logs.

Dining room oak hardwood floors and one full wall of custom glass with glass trim. Large four-unit span of windows for viewing front of property. Detached screen porch has vaulted natural pine ceiling, two outdoor ceiling fans.

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Fox Spring Farm in Black Horse Run


Fox Spring FarmWelcome to the Fox Spring Farm in the Black Horse Run subdivision. Black Horse Run is an equestrian community in Bahama, North Carolina.
The current home is situated on the location of the original farm house built in 1850. People were not in a hurry to locate their homes in rural North Carolina during the 1800s; they took the time to find the very best location for their family and generations to come.  Set in the shade of 60’ tall black walnut trees, the current home is on the exact site where the original was built.  Fox Spring Farm FireplaceThe fireplace and hearth are made from the original fireplace’s fieldstones.  Original large foundation stones are extensively used in the new home’s landscaping.  The original hand-dug well has been repointed and topped with original hand-made bricks salvaged from the old farmhouse; a drive and walkway surround the well and garden permitting views from all angles.
The original farm’s log cabin and outdoor kitchen have been reconditioned for storage of essential horse farm equipment and materials. A well worn footpath from the original dirt road leading to the farmhouse travels through the trees to the current homes front door.
Black Horse Run Farm 4Current pasture 4-board fence lines follow the original fencing and are lined by mature cedar trees.  Water hydrants serve all four pastures and turnout areas.  Electricity for illumination and winter time water temperature control are provided to the winter pasture and turnout area.  Proper pasture rotation ensures there is always a supply of green grass available for your horses.
The 36×36’ raised center isle Barn Master stable has four-rubber matted stalls, a tack room and sufficient storage for many months’ hay supply.  There are ceiling fans above all four stalls.  Hot and cold running water is supplied to the tack room and isle.  Tongue and groove pine is used extensively on the stall fronts and in the tack room.
Although located in the heart of the 550 Acre Black Horse Run of Durham (click for neighborhood web site), you are hard pressed to find a view of your neighbors.  It is a 15-minute hike to the 2,450 acre Hill Forest preserve, one of the hunting territories for a local foxhunt club, the Red Mountain Hounds http://friendsofhillforest.org/index.php.  Black Horse Run is also within 2-miles of the famous Quail Roost Farmhttp://quailroostfarm.com/

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Ten of North Carolina’s Most Stunning Equine Architecture Projects

We all know and love horses, mint juleps and trifectas, but truly enjoying the grit and grime of the daily practice, grooming and care can escape us.  Or in fact, we can escape it by building fantastic structures to help ease the workload for us and spoil our four-legged friends.  Here’s a sampling of ten of the most stunning examples of North Carolina Equine Architecture (all my humble opinion, none to little of my own wording, and using all their images and giving them credit, too):

1.   Matthews Cutting Horses, Warsaw (near Wilmington) NC, Stan Gralla Architects

This project, completed in collaboration with GH2, is a seriously tricked-out 10-stall barn with office, vet area, and oh-by-the-way a 3,000 square foot home above the barn to allow incredible views of the surrounding farm with a balcony onto the indoor arena.

2. Carolina Equine Hospital, Browns Summit (near Greensboro) NC, CMW Architects

CarolinaEquineHospital2AWith an equine veterinary practice rapidly outgrowing its current facilities, the owners of the Carolina Equine Hospital retained CMW to plan a new full service equine hospital to be located outside Greensboro, North Carolina. Following a comprehensive programming and site master planning exercise, the resulting design solution addressed the veterinarians’ current requirements while anticipating the needs for the future growth of the practice.

3.  Private Horse Farm, Boone, NC, Zaic & Associates Architects


BooneNCHorseFarm3BThis project included both horse facilities and estate home design and construction.  Owners can view their horses from a living quarters’ kitchen window.  Pretty spectacular!

4.  Private Horse Barn, Raleigh, NC, DC Builders

This 36′ wood horse barn in Raleigh, NC has four custom European stall fronts, two custom breezeway doors, and rubber paver flooring.  The timeless look of a post and beam structure complements the owner’s already amazing home and property. The custom wood interior and unique trim design sets this luxurious stable apart from the rest.

5. Apartment Barn, Burlington NC, DC Builders (yes, a two-fer)

It’s not often a design-builder gets a double mention, but this is stunning for both North Carolina horse and owner. With 1,100 sq. ft. of living space, six horse stalls and lots of custom finishes, this fully custom monitor barn with living quarters is destined to be one of our favorites.

6.  Equestrian Estate, Rutherfordton, NC, Pursley Dixon Architects (trust us, click the second little box)


RutherfordtonEquestrianEstate6BRight off their website we read, “Rugged in material but fine in form, this elegant country home captures the gentile character of the owners and reflects their equestrian pursuits.
Located in the foothills of North Carolina’s mountains, the residence presents pristine views of the rolling pastures and green fields.”

I sure couldn’t say it any better.  That’s pretty much word candy, so go read it for yourself.  Now if we could just get an invitation to visit…

7. Residence and Four-Stall Barn, Southern Pines, NC – Stagaard & Chao

Sipping coffee with your sweetie on the back patio overlooking your horses is not a bad way to wake up, for sure. This is a gorgeous 3300 square foot residence with attached garage, caretaker’s living quarters, and four stall horse barn in Southern Pines, NC.

8.  Private Residence and 10 stall barn by Harrison Banks with Machado/Blake Design, Pine Meadow, NC

Stunning home again because of how the home is sited on a 15-acre property outside Charlotte.  If I dug around for it a little more I could probably post a Google Earth shot of it for you to get a better perspective.  I love the idea of living with your horses instead of just living near them!

9. Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center, Williamston NC – Architect Kurmaskie Associates, Inc.

SenBobMartinWilliamstonNCHorseFacility9B SenBobMartinWilliamstonNCHorseFacility9AI couldn’t consider myself an Eastern North Carolinian if I did not mention this superb facility. With 456 permanently stalls in six barns, this place is fleshing out its master plan as a hub of Equine and Agricultural activity in Eastern NC.  Beautiful, functional and a great place for horse shows, this makes my list any day.

10. Finally, An Honorable Mention: Ketchen Place Farm in Rock Hill South Carolina, Blackburn Architects

KetchenSCHorseFarm10AThis is only an honorable mention because it’s not officially inside our beautiful KetchenSCHorseFarm10BNorth Carolina borders, but any place that houses the stadium of the Carolina Panthers is on my “nice” list! (#KeepPounding) 

Blackburn was tasked with a redesign and improvement of roads, fencing, paddocks, a run-in shed, and a well-defined entrance to the facility.They also built a shed-row style barn, which includes a studio apartment above for the observation of foals, wraps around three sides of a courtyard that doubles as a small sand training paddock.

There really are too many beautiful horse farms designed and built by numerous architects and contractors for me to name.  North Carolina is a wonderful supportive state for the equestrian industry.  It’s a worthy pastime to look for beautiful examples of North Carolina horse facilities and get ideas of your own.  When it’s time for you to build your own space on your own land, we can help.  Legacy Farms and Ranches of NC will find your perfect property for you!   Find your own horse farms for sale here.