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Winter is the Time to Buy a Spring Meadow Farm


People with horses get to (have to) play with more buildings and spaces. Wild horses live without shelters, but tame horses get barns stables, tack rooms, arenas, pastures, fences; lots of fences. Spring Meadow Farm in Lake Stevens is for sale at $1,180,000 for all of the horse stuff, and also things like a house with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 4,109 square feet. The house is a renovated 1936 ranch-style, which is appropriate. Inside, the style is tasteful and unpretentious while the build quality walks the border between craft and art. The rooms have high, but not cathedral ceilings. The truly vaulted ceiling is out in the 1936 pole barn that looks like a good working barn, not something prettified faux-rural. That slide isn't for people but hay; though undoubtedly a few folks have tried sliding down it. Why not? The horses don't get to have all the fun. The property has been on and off and on the market for over a year, with the price rising from a list price of $995,000. If no one buys it soon, maybe the price for the 20.02 acres will be even higher two springs from now.

· 5207 123rd Ave NE, Lake Stevens [Zillow]
· All Buying The Farm coverage [CS]
Written by Tom Trimbath