What’s ruling the roost this week, according to all of your clicks, are properties with a lot of land. It seems people are just about ready for a permanent vacation! From the Massachusetts Berkshires to California’s Ventura County, these popular properties offer plenty of peace—and social distancing from neighbors—away from the big city.
At the very top is a tony 5,300-square-foot home in the town of Roxbury, CT. It once served as a dairy and, after a renovation, its sleek style could now grace the pages of any architectural magazine.
Even the sole big-city property on the list, in Brooklyn, NY, boasts an unconventional amount of space at 2,000 square feet, plus an attached garage in an area where parking is slim to nonexistent.
Scroll down to see all the properties that are inspiring people to get away from it all.
Why it’s here: Bring all your motorized vehicles to Deer Valley Farm’s 16-car garage—on a 300-acre lot hugging the 10-acre lake, which means you’ll want to bring your water toys, too.
Custom-built in 1981, the 5,230-square-foot home was constructed with fieldstone sourced on the property. There’s a trickling waterfall in the entry, a wine cellar on the lower level, and a flagstone patio. This ultimate family compound features four bedrooms and 4.5 baths in the main house, plus two other (smaller) homes.
Why it’s here: With a smokehouse, log cabin, and hand-painted mural, it’s like you’re back in 1911, when the home was built.
Searching for land in the bucolic South—with a sweet farmhouse and wraparound porch? This two-story brick home (with five bedrooms and two baths) on a 5.3-acre lot flaunts a grand staircase and the living room’s aforementioned mural (depicting the property itself). Dabble in artistic pursuits or fix-it jobs in the property’s workshop.
Why it’s here: This Berkshires beauty appeals to budding bed-and-breakfast proprietors with five guest cottages, a cafe, and a gift shop.
As the listing teases, “live in the clouds and enjoy the views” (you can see three states from here) at this midcentury three-bedroom, three-bath abode set along the 63-mile Mohawk Trail. By day, run a business checking in travelers to the guest cottages, drawn to the area’s trout fishing, fall foliage, and snowmobiling and skiing—and then relax with a glass of wine on the spacious deck at night.
Why it’s here: A 2,000-square-foot home in New York City. Need we say more?
A one-car attached garage, plus three bedrooms and two baths, make this split-level home feel more suburban than in the Brooklyn borough’s southeastern corner where it is located. The dated decor suggests oodles of potential and DIY projects galore. Host barbecues in the huge backyard while bragging about your parking space.
Why it’s here: Wake up two blocks from the beach in New Jersey for under a half-million dollars.
Flaunting six bedrooms and four baths, this custom-built home dating to 1945 (but renovated since) is more than a vacation pad—it’s large enough to be a primary property or host guests on rotation. Two living rooms allow everyone to spread out, plus there’s a built-in bar for at-home entertaining.
Why it’s here: This one’s for HGTV fans who don’t want to lift a finger while they’re enjoying their Martha’s Vineyard vacation: a home with 1714 roots that was renovated top to bottom three years ago.
Blending old with new—including a chandelier rescued from the basement and the property’s barn wood in the revamped living room design—the five-bedroom, four-bath Luce Athearn House is Cape Cod at its finest. Pull open the French doors to the patio for a better view of the lawns, gardens, and pond, or hang out on the screened porch. Well, actually, you won’t be doing that. The island retreat quickly found a buyer after just a few weeks on the market.
Why it’s here: This chic retreat boasts custom tweaks, including herringbone-patterned flooring, louvered shutters, and a smart patio awning that self-closes in a rainstorm.
Within a week of going on the market, this bright and airy four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home had found a buyer. Built in 2000, this 3,000-square-foot charmer on a large lot comes with a three-car garage. It also boasts a red-tile roof and quiet cul-de-sac setting.
Why it’s here: An 1852 farmhouse in a St. Louis suburb is the best of both worlds.
The 3,500-square-foot historic farmhouse, which has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths, has been immaculately preserved. It is set on 4 acres with a private pond. Cooking enthusiasts will drool over the kitchen’s granite countertops, exposed-brick walls, and barn-wood ceilings.
Why it’s here: This swanky ranch on almost 8,000 acres outside Santa Fe was the property of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who lived here at times.
The four-bedroom house spans three levels. The estate includes a caretaker’s cottage, general store, log cabin, and private firehouse. Plus, there are horse stables, a tennis court, and an airstrip. According to the Wall Street Journal, proceeds from the sale will be split among Epstein’s victims and creditors.
Why it’s here: Ever wanted to live in a barn, without giving up any modern luxuries? Here’s your chance!
Once a dairy barn on Voytershark Farm, the circa-1960 building has been completely transformed into a 5,300-square-foot retreat just 90 minutes from New York City.
The two-story home has three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and is set on 45 acres with rolling meadows, flower gardens, woods, and an orchard. Highlights include an exquisite tigerwood deck that extends from the eating area, for alfresco dining, and a spacious living area with floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen is equipped with a 10-burner stove and pizza oven, along with a breakfast bar. A 7,000-square-foot loft space could be used as an art studio, home office, or rec room.