Those who fantasize of frolicking among farm animals can have their dreams come true at True Vine Farm, a 13.3-acre estate located in Hamilton. The elegant home surrounded by natural beauty is currently listed at $5.75 million.
Measuring 7,742 square feet, the six-bed, eight-bath (six full, two half) home was built in 1903 for the prominent Sears family as a place to host their daughter’s coming out party. Over the years, it has served as an equestrian farm, and later became True Vine, home to sheep, alpacas, and other animals.
As you drive onto the property, you pass a pond stocked with trout, and fields of lavender. Arrive at the cobblestone motor court to enter the home, which combines stylish grandeur with the comforts of everyday life.
Inside, a spacious kitchen has a large center island with bar seating and every amenity you could desire, including a built-in Miele coffee maker. An eat-in kitchen area is ideal for busy families, and a set of French doors leads out to the patio. The ballroom, a spectacular space flanked by two grand fireplaces and a wall of French doors, leads outside to the lush green landscape and lavender fields.
The primary bedroom suite features a fireplace and a sweet Juliet balcony overlooking the grazing sheep. It also features a spacious dressing room with plenty of storage. Off that is the primary bath, which has a fireplace of its own, deep soaking tub, and plenty of light streaming in from the big window.
One of the home’s most unique features is the long, curved hallway that leads to the additional bedrooms. There’s also a comfortable private suite on the second level, complete with its own TV area, bedroom, and work area. The home also has a wine cellar.
Outside, the sprawling bluestone patio is the perfect place to enjoy the landscape’s natural beauty. There are several orchards and perennial gardens dotting the property, as well as a small heated greenhouse.
The collection of animals could also potentially be sold with the property to the right buyer, said Zaiger. Their heated barn has several stalls, and the sheep enjoy grazing the fields on their own time.
“They just go out when they’re hungry,” said Zaiger.