Uncategorized April 29, 2016

Secluded 40 Acre Equestrian Estate – $1,250,000


This beautiful gated equestrian estate is surrounded by rolling hills and pastures. The property was originally part of the Guske Homestead, established in the late 1880s, and several historic structures still remain. The massive timber main lodge was built in 1987 and is sited to take full advantage of a magnificent Mount Rainier view. An impressive entry hall leads directly to the main wing of the house with open living and dining areas. Features of this dramatic living space include clear pine floors, a massive stone fireplace, double height ceilings with exposed log construction and a bank of French doors that open to a wrap-around deck overlooking a large spring-fed pond. The eat-in kitchen is open to the main living space and features granite counters, a breakfast bar, a Traulsen commercial grade refrigerator, a secondary Subzero refrigerator, a convection cook-top, Jennair double ovens and a large pantry. The entry hall also provides access to a bedroom currently used as an office and a bathroom with shower. The private master retreat is located upstairs with vaulted wood beam ceilings, a gas fireplace, a loft area, two walk-in closets and a large bathroom with a soaking tub, a stone-walled shower and sauna. The secondary wing of the lodge offers a large family room with gas fireplace, two additional bedrooms and another bathroom. The lodge is served by two separate heating and air conditioning systems for maximum comfort and control. The attached three car garage has a large utility room with sink.


The caretaker's house was built in 1905. The main floor includes formal living and dining rooms, an eat-in kitchen and a half bath. Three bedrooms and a full bath are located upstairs. The home also features an unfinished basement, a large carport and a rustic barn that currently serves as a garage.


This impressive equestrian facility was designed by Frank Gaunt, one of the top ten racing Thoroughbred owners at Emerald Downs. Gaunt designed the facility primarily for his broodmares and yearlings and for horses in need of rehabbing off the track. The horse components include an approximately 60' x 60' main barn, a 40' x 76' pole barn and a newer 80' x 120' indoor arena. The main barn features six 10' x 12' stalls with direct turn-out, one double sized stall for veterinarian usage, a large concrete center aisle with space for additional stalls if needed, access to a 30 ton hayloft above, a covered wash rack, a two bay shop/garage and a large heated tack room/office with a half bath. The pole barn currently has seven run-in stalls with room for more.


This gated parcel consists of forty acres of prime pasture land. The grounds offer mature landscaping, old growth fir and cedar trees, three fully fenced dry pastures and three separate paddocks, each with its own loafing shed. A fenced lane off the main barn provides horses with access to separate paddocks and pastures, making pasture rotation easy. Three separate septic systems service the lodge, the caretaker's house and the barn. There are two spring-fed ponds and two separate private wells. An adjacent treed 20 acre parcel is also available for sale.