Enter through the brick and wrought iron gate, meander along the pasture-lined drive, and arrive at one of the world’s most renowned Arabian equestrian facilities: Butler Farm.
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66 stalls / 60-ft covered arena / Groom’s quarters / Laundry/Tack/Break rooms
Ten (10) ponds; access to county water at main barn.
Additional Outbuildings: Breeding barn / Mare isolation barn / Halter schooling barn / Open-air pavilion.
More than 350 rolling acres, premier equine amenities, and an 11,000 sf owner’s residence comprise the farm, which also offers staff quarters, training/breeding outbuildings, and an open-air pavilion ideal for gala events, weddings, or family reunions.
The equestrian amenities at Butler Farm are world class: the main barn’s 66 stalls flank a two-story “heart” which is complete with spacious reception area, executive and administrative offices, and a full kitchen and bath. A 60-ft covered arena, sizable guest apartments and a bonus room with kitchen, music equipment room and dance floor finish the main areas of the facility, which also offers laundry, tack and employee break rooms. Additional outbuildings, arenas and smaller barns serve important functions from breeding to mare isolation to halter schooling – all components that contribute to the famed quality of the Arabians bred and brought up at Butler Farm.
Similarly impressive, the owner’s residence is a red-brick Georgian home, pleasing in its traditional styling and symmetry. A soaring, two-story foyer boasts Emperador Turkish marble flooring and a gracefully curving staircase. A parlor, formal dining room, and large living room with doors to the rear terrace are adjacent to the foyer, and the estate’s main level also hosts a lavish bedroom suite. With sitting area and spa-like bath featuring floor-to-ceiling marble, a luxurious spa tub flanked by gorgeous stained-glass windows, and a dramatic fireplace, the suite truly is a sanctuary: the perfect place to retire after a day on the farm.
A gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless appliances, abundant cabinetry, a versatile center island, granite countertops, marble floors, and an informal dining area are bathed in natural light from a wall of windows overlooking the estate.
A convenient and fully-equipped butler’s pantry stands nearby. A second-level lounge, sizable guest suite, additional guest room, and a sitting room (suitable for use as an additional bedroom) complete the main residence.
Butler Farm may be pastoral in setting, but the Property is just 85 miles from the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill triangle, 60 miles from Wilmington, and only 30 miles from Fayetteville, which offers shopping, dining, entertainment and a convenient regional airport with American and Delta flights as well as Signature Flight Support for private jets.
BLADEN COUNTY, NC. Created in 1734 from a portion of neighboring Bath County, Bladen was originally a sprawling territory with “indefinite” boundaries on its south and west; indeed, it is often referred to as the “Mother County” of North Carolina. Of the 100 counties that make up the state, 55 were carved from the original boundaries of Bladen. Now the fourth-largest county in North Carolina, Bladen is comprised of seven towns (including the county seat of Elizabethtown) and numerous census-designated places, communities and townships.
Today, Bladen County is home to many lakes – believed to have been created by a meteor shower 100,000 years ago – and they, along with the county’s three rivers, offer recreation and relaxation for both locals and visitors. Excellent fishing abounds, and outdoor enjoyment is compounded by the region’s temperate climate. Agriculture has long been the primary economic driver in Bladen County; however, manufacturing and assembly industries are on the rise thanks to an abundant labor supply and county-sponsored workforce training.
THE TRIANGLE, NC. Named for the shape made by connecting its three major cities, the Triangle is home to more than two million people who reside in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and their surrounding suburbs. Originally used to refer solely to Research Triangle Park (the largest research-industrial park in the country, home to more than 300 companies), “The Triangle” now encompasses the larger metropolitan area, including North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina, Duke, and their award-winning hospital centers.
With world-class healthcare, arts and culture, and recognition from Forbes as one of 12 global destinations for culinary excellence, it is no surprise the Triangle is experiencing a wave of growth. Transplants from across the country continue to revel in the comfortable climate, endless opportunity for outdoor recreation and exceptional business opportunities located here. In addition to the cosmopolitan amenities found in its larger cities, the region is also home to many communities that epitomize southern hospitality, with small towns like Apex landing in the number one spot on Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list.
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Property listed and offered for sale by Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty (Lic#C1002). Listing broker Sheri Smallwood Hagerty (Lic#227015). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC (“Platinum”) is a Licensed NC Auction Firm (Lic#9502) providing auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction. Platinum is not performing real estate brokerage services where prohibited. Sotheby’s International Realty, the Sotheby’s International Realty logo and affiliate logos are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Neither Sotheby’s, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, nor any of their affiliated companies is providing any product or service in connection with this event other than as required by applicable law. Bid calling by Licensed NC Auctioneer Keith J. Pierce (Lic# NCAL154).