Hot House: 14445 Old Hanover Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Mooreland Farm, circa 1876. 31.2-acre farm and an equine center. Turnkey operation with three barns (18 stalls total) and state-of-the-art, custom-designed indoor riding arena. Original farmhouse currently being restored. Renovated tractor shed has an office and rural chic living quarters. Multiple wash stalls, tack rooms. Outdoor riding ring and access to extensive network of riding trails through wooded property: $1,199,800
What: Goodbye, city life. On the market for just six days now, Mooreland Farm is a serious, compact and even stylish equestrian operation focused on hunting, jumping and fox hunting. For a buyer who is not in the market for, say, Sagamore Farms, but wants the whole package in terms of a riding, boarding and training facility, it offers a lot for the just-over-a-million price tag. The tractor shed has an office and living space that would be a cool feature in Dwell, the hip shelter magazine. But it is a hard-working place, and it should go to a buyer who will continue the equestrian model–a luxury lifestyle, but one that is not about having the right boots.
Where: Mooreland Farm is out I-795W, past Glyndon on the edge of Greenspring Valley hunt country. It’s a roughly 40-minute drive into the city, but just about 10 minutes east to the Hunt Valley Towne Centre, and located in the Baltimore County public school district.
Would Suit: Serious, morning-till-night horse fanciers, for whom this is both a business and a dream lifestyle.
Why: Unusually modern and well-maintained facility, beautiful setting in Maryland horse country.
Why Not: Everything horse-related is pitch perfect, but if you plan to live here, you will have to spend some time and money on the house.
NB: All the usual questions about drainage, slope, grass quality, water…