Luxury Living Sporting estates

Luxury Living: Sporting estates

From Argentina to Australia, 5 magnificent estates designed for the serious sports enthusiast — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

Set amid 946 acres of land at the foot of the Blue Mountains, Fernhill is an estate that comprises a 19th-century Greek Revival residence, several guest and staff housesand world-class equestrian facilities. The property boasts a 2,400-metre horse track and stables and caters to all three Olympic equestrian disciplines: dressage, show jumping and eventing. Other highlights include a ballroom, a four-bedroom manager's cottage, and gardens with a swimming pool and lake — all within an hour of Sydney.

This farming estate, encompassing 562 acres of agricultural and forested land near the coastal city of Miramar, was designed for the professional polo player. The facilities are second to none, and include two polo fields, 60 corrals, and stables with a saddle room and players’ lounge. At the centre of the estate, the large main residence sits alongside amenities including a tennis court, lake, chapel, two guest houses, a property manager's residence, and five staff houses. 

Known as Silver Raven Farms, this Malibu country estate is set on almost five acres in the secluded Zuma Canyon, just minutes from Zuma Beach. The gated property features a main residence and three guest houses, all of which have been recently refurbished. Grounds include a vegetable garden, roses and fruit trees, set alongside recreational facilities including a pool, tennis court, and custom-designed barn and riding arena, with access to miles of riding trails and scenic parkland.

The 468-acre Birch Tree Farm is a family recreational retreat, offering a vast array of activities within eight miles of Woodstock. A three-level bank barn has seven horse stalls and upper-level entertainment areas, with further amenities including several miles of bridle and hiking trails, a stocked pond, infinity pool, orchard, meadow, and a private mountaintop cabin. Residents can retire to the five-bedroom main lodge to enjoy the sunset over the Ottauquechee River Valley.

Shadowed by the Mission and Swan mountain ranges, Smokin’ Rock Ranch is one of the most unique and unspoiled properties in the state of Montana. The ranch is traversed by a 2.5-mile section of the Swan River, perfect for fly fishing, while opportunities abound for those who enjoy hunting. This turnkey property includes a restored turn-of-the-century homestead lodge, guest and staff homes, and comes complete with all furniture, equipment, and four ATVs.