Almost two years after it first popped up for sale with a frisky $9.2 million price tag, this 4.5-acre equestrian spread in the San Bernardino County community of Running Springs is still waiting for a buyer to take the reins, this time at a reduced $8 million ask.
Built in 2013 — and described in the listing as “one of the best equestrian estates in Southern California” — the place includes a five-bedroom main house decorated with custom hand-crafted wood finishes, separate amenity-packed guesthouse, and nine-horse barn/stable with a tack room and an arena — for a total of nine bedrooms and 14 baths in nearly 9,300 square feet of living space.
Pair all of this with sprawling grassy grounds laced with freshwater streams and meandering trails — and it’s the ideal setting for the well-heeled horsey set to hang their hat. Why, there’s even a hot tub to relax in and fire-pit to toast some marshmallows at after those long rides!
A lengthy gated driveway empties out at the main house, which is fronted by an attached three-car garage. An eye-catching entryway is flanked by a welcoming porch, and opens into rustic yet stylish interiors highlighted by a large sunken living room sporting walls of glass spilling out to an expansive terrace and a massive stone fireplace that stretches all the way up to the top of the soaring vaulted ceiling. A staircase tucked away in the corner leads to a loft, while a chandeliered dining room connects to an eat-in kitchen outfitted with a built-in buffet, central island and top-tier stainless appliances.
Holding court upstairs is an inviting master retreat, which comes complete with a fireside seating area, private balcony, separate lounging nook, and luxe bath equipped with a copper-clad soaking tub and glass-encased shower; and elsewhere is a study and maid’s quarters with its own entrance.
Back outside, another fork of the driveway flows to a two-story guesthouse with three ensuite bedrooms and a game room nestled alongside a cozy living area, plus a wet bar, music stage and covered patio warmed by a fire-pit. As for the aforementioned barn/stable, it also offers a gym and sauna, along with an office space, bedroom, bath and kitchenette to accommodate a live-in caretaker.
The listing is held by Kyle Siwik, Aaron Kirman, Aleks Lipovic and Holland Ashrafnia of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate.