Set back behind a private, gated entry, Rolling Ridge Farms is a sprawling estate that offers a serene lifestyle amid 766 acres of rolling hills and lush, open fields in Butler County. Paved roads traverse the Harold Schneider estate, forming connections between five individual residences and an extensive collection of barns, stables, and equipment storage buildings, surrounded by sweeping views of your bucolic surroundings. Perched high on a hilltop, the primary residence benefits from the remarkable care and attention to detail taken during its construction. An elevator provides access to all three of its level, which together encompass more than...6.500 square feet of living space, all contained within durable and energy-efficient Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) walls. A two-story stone fireplace rises to meet the vaulted and beamed ceiling of the great room, and modern conveniences enhance the country-style primary kitchen, which adjoins a laundry, a pantry, and an enclosed summer kitchen with a wood-burning cook stove. The upper-level master suite enjoys the use of two walk-in closets and a covered balcony with views that extend for miles. Rolling shutters shade laminated glass windows with Heat Mirror technology, and the garage doors and Kynar steel roof with hurricane tie-downs meet Miami-Dade specifications for resistance to high winds. Four fire closets and access points to the fire escape on all three levels provide the ultimate in fire safety, and photovoltaic solar panels can power the home. In addition to the main residence, two similar homes on Hilltop Circle have been constructed to the same exacting standards, and are just waiting for finishing touches. The grounds are well-suited for many possible uses, such as an event venue or an executive retreat. Horse lovers will appreciate the equestrian facilities, including acres of fenced pastures and a horse barn with stable, an office, and a spacious efficiency bunkhouse. A historic farmhouse dating back to 1905 and a picturesque barn constructed in 1871 hearken back to the property's rustic roots, and three equipment buildings are scaled for heavy equipment. Other structures include a ranch-style manager's residence and a calving barn. The surrounding woods and fields are teeming with native wildlife, and one of the larger ponds has been stocked with fish and fitted with a dry hydrant for fire suppression. Route 422 and I-80 are only a short distance away, making it easy to enjoy the peace and tranquility without sacrificing ease of access to the amenities of Cranberry Township, downtown Pittsburgh, and major cities North (New York City), East and West.
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