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Horses rule on a $2.3M Mount Vernon estate

Humans get to play, too; but this is about the steeds

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With some large properties it is hard to tell what’s claimed in the square footage. In the case of this privately gated estate in Mount Vernon, there’s far more space in the outbuildings than there are in the 3,738 square foot main house. Truly, an estate. Also, the reason that taking a tour of the $2,295,000 property could take all day, for equestrians.

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Let’s start with the three bedroom, three bathroom main house. The style is Northwest Contemporary: moderate pitch to the roof, exposed beams, an emphasis on materials rather than flourishes, and an overall simplicity to the one story house.

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There is elegance. The formal dining room is more than just another box beside other boxes of rooms. An ornate chandelier, fine cabinetry with glass display cases, and slab counters are the framework for a space dedicated to fancy dinners.

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Dedicated equestrians probably already have their attention focused on what’s outside. Acreage, for a start. Over 46 acres that includes expanses of fencing and pastures, plus plenty of room for trails and riding for the fun of it.

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Land is easy. A proper barn and stable is more difficult. Horses get more room than people, but they are bigger so maybe that makes sense. Six stalls sit inside an impressively designed and manufactured 4,032 square foot barn that has a wash station, hay storage, and an immaculate concrete floor. Solar panels on the roof are a modern touch.

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Animals aren’t the only ones who get to have fun. Humans get to play with an enormous pool that stretches 25 yards along one side to provide a lap lane for serious swimmers. A water slide sits on the other side for those who remember that pools and fun aren’t just about aerobics in the water.

There’s more. Why not when you have that much space? Yet another shop sits on the property, this one with 1,664 square feet. And, there’s another house, this one with 1,088 square feet. Add it all up and find over 9,000 square feet covered. Check around. With this much land it is easy to miss a building or two.