World Famous Arabian Horse Farm "Imperial Egyptian Stud" Presentation/Training Center, Multiple Stables, Run-In Sheds California Rancher & Tenant House 77.22± Acres, 2 Parcels Rolling Fenced Pastures, 77+ Stable Stalls

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Listing Details

Auction Date
Thursday,
Auction Time
12:00 PM
Address
2642 Mount Carmel Road, Baltimore County, MD, 21120
County
Baltimore County
Neighborhood
Parkton
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Howard B. Miller, Attorney
Saul Ewing, LLP
500 E. Pratt St. - 8th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

★ ESTATE SALE ★
- Once in a Lifetime Opportunity -

 

"IMPERIAL EGYPTIAN STUD"
World Famous Arabian Horse Farm

77.22± Acres ◆ 2 Parcels
Rolling Fenced Pastures77+ Stable Stalls

 

PRESENTATION ARENA / TRAINING CENTER

● CALIFORNIA RANCHER & TENANT HOUSE

 

● MULTIPLE BARNS, STABLES & RUN-IN SHEDS


Sale On Premises
2642 MOUNT CARMEL ROAD
Off I-83 (Exit 27), Bordering Pretty Boy Dam Road
Parkton, Baltimore County, MD 21120


      THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM SOURCES DEEMED RELIABLE AND BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE.  HOWEVER, NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY IS MADE AS TO THE ACCURACY OF THESE REPRESENTATIONS.  ACREAGE AND ALL DIMENSIONS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE MORE OR LESS.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS:

Spectacular world renowned horse farm located in Parkton, Maryland.  This farm is the hidden gem of northern Baltimore County with fenced rolling pastures, extremely impressive improvements and easy highway access (only 4 miles west of I-83, Exit 27).   Parkton is located 28 miles north of Downtown Baltimore and 10 miles south of the Maryland-Pennsylvania border. Gunpowder Falls State Park and Prettyboy Reservoir are less than one mile north and east of the site.  Hunt Valley is just 7 miles to the south, via I-83.

For directions from your location, visit: maps.google.com


According to the Baltimore Sun, "Mrs. Griffith was known around the world for her Straight Egyptian Arabian horses and was the first in the US to import a Straight Egyptian Arabian horse from Egypt. Her horses have been shown from Scottsdale, AZ to Paris, France and the majority of the time won blue ribbons. The Straight Egyptian Arabian horses have been acquired and relocated to many different countries. Even though she kept a very low profile in Maryland, Barbara never lost her passion for breeding championship Straight Egyptian horses."


Many stories have been written about Imperial Egyptian Stud and Barbara Griffith.  The following are some web links of various accounts:


Imperial Egyptian Stud Closes It's Doors -
http://www.straightegyptians.com/international/imperial/Imperial-Egyptian-Stud-closes-its-doors.html


Egyptian Dream -
www.desertheritagemagazine.com/articoli/heritage/20/pharrah.pdf


Keeper of the Flame -
http://www.mbmistaz.com/His%20Dam.htm


The Imperial Influence -
http://www.straightegyptians.com/international/imperial-influence/imperial-influence.html 


Egyptian Arabian Breeders Mourn The Passing Of Barbara Griffith Of Imperial Egyptian Stud -
http://www.pyramidsociety.org/article/egyptian-arabian-breeders-mourn-the-passing-of-barbara-griffith-of-imperial-egyptian-stud

 

SITE AREA

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  • 2642 Mount Carmel Road - Parcel 311, Tax Map 21, Grid 7 (SDAT District 05, Account Number 0520080101) - 64.19 acres (according to tax records).  The parcel fronts 1,171.10' along Mount Carmel Road.  Improvements on the parcel comprise  the Presentation Arena/Training Center/Offices, main house, main barn area (stables, quarantine area, training area, etc.), tenant house, and four run-in sheds.
     
  • Parcel 172, Tax Map 21, Grid 13 (SDAT District 05, Account Number 1700007446)  - 13.033 acres (according to tax records). This parcel fronts 719.3' along Prettyboy Dam Road.  Improvements on this parcel comprise the 14-stall hay barn, mare and foal breeding barn and a run-in shed.
     


Site Features:

  • Stone and cedar covered entry with automated gate and electric keypad (at Mount Carmel Road)
     
  • Macadam paved driveway areas; crusher run to some of the barn areas
     
  • 5 wells; 5 septic systems    WELL YIELD TEST RESULTS (pdf) 
     
  • Split rail fenced pastures (estimated 4 to 5 miles of fencing)

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EAST OF MAIN BARN    WEST OF MAIN BARN - VIEW #1    VIEW #2
REAR OF HAY BARN    WEST OF HAY BARN   
REAR OF PRESENTATION ARENA
WEST OF MARE & FOAL BARN - VIEW #1    VIEW #2
TRAINING RING    REAR OF MAIN HOUSE    ENTRY GATE

 

IMPROVEMENTS

 

PRESENTATION ARENA - TRAINING CENTER

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FRONT VIEW    FRONT/SIDE VIEW    PORTICO    LANDSCAPING    REAR VIEW

Spectacular dramatic stucco structure, reportedly constructed in 1992/1993, comprising  27,500± square feet of building area, according to an appraisal report.  The building has a large covered portico entry with extensive landscaping, recessed lighting and is arranged as follows:

  • Entry Foyer Area - ceramic tile flooring, his and hers rest rooms
     
  • Viewing Lounge - large room with elaborate coffered lighted ceiling, floor to ceiling window wall overlooking show arena, custom wood burning fireplace, wet-bar area with Corian countertop, lighted built-in cabinetry, ceramic tile flooring
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  • West Wing Office Area - two private offices (one used as a conference room), kitchen with 4-burner range/oven, dishwasher and refrigerator
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  • East Wing Office Area - office with a separate back office (used as library), additional office with view of show arena and access to rear training arena

Note: The above areas have zoned propane gas forced hot air heat and central air conditioning.  Office areas have florescent lighting, acoustical drop ceiling and carpeting.

  • Presentation Arena - horse ring with platforms for showing the horses, vaulted 30' ceiling, floor to ceiling windows with great views of the property, ceiling fans and large commercial wall fans, gas heat
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  • Rear North Wing Stable Area - front and rear overhead bay doors, overhead gas space heaters, 10 stable stalls (each 12' x 12' - with auto-fill water troughs, fly system and rubber matting in walkways and stalls),  mechanical room with water treatment system and pre-wired with jacks for portable generators, 2 wash stalls with 2 grooming bays, tack room, water therapy room (with whirlpool and treadmill), separate mechanical room housing the equipment for the water therapy room, full length loft above the area
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  • Rear South Wing Stable Area - front and rear overhead bay doors, overhead gas space heaters, 10 stable stalls (each 12' x 12' - with auto-fill water troughs, fly system and rubber matting in walkways and stalls),  2 wash stalls with 2 grooming bays, tack room, employee lounge with kitchen and rest room, rest room in stall area, laundry room (with Wascomatic Flex-O-Mat commercial washing machine, American Fluff commercial dryer, newly installed water heater), blacksmith shop (with special built-in lighting), full length loft about the area
    Photos of auction property
    SOUTH WING STABLE AREA    BLACKSMITH SHOP    LAUNDRY ROOM

     
  • Rear Training Arena - vaulted 30' ceiling (with horse walker rail and 10 skylights),  overhead bay door, overhead space heaters
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MAIN HOUSE

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FRONT VIEW    FRONT PORCH    LANDSCAPING

Attractive California style stone and stucco rancher, constructed in 1974 according to tax records.  The home comprises 2,964± square feet on the main level, according to an appraisal report.  Features include a dramatic covered portico entry with quarry tile flooring and extensive landscaping, 2-car carport with built-in storage sheds, rear deck with hot tub, vaulted exposed wood beam ceilings, stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, new Armstrong Air Adventure high efficiency oil fired gas forced hot air heating system (main level), new Ruud central air conditioning compressor (main level), new oil fired water heater, recently installed (4 years old)  intercom system and central alarm system.  The home contains:


First Floor

  • Entry Foyer - quarry tile flooring, powder room and guest closet
     
  • Sunken L-shaped Great Room - vaulted exposed beam ceiling,  oversized stone wood burning fireplace, built-in cabinetry, dining area, sliding door access to sun room
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    GREAT ROOM    FIREPLACE    DINING AREA

     
  • Sun Room - vaulted ceiling, 6 skylights, 2 ceiling fans, floor to ceiling windows, recessed lighting, walk-out to rear deck and hot tub area (separate York heatpump system and central air conditioning)
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  • Newly Installed Modern Kitchen - attractive wood cabinetry, granite countertops, built-in GE Profile Performance refrigerator/freezer, Jenn-Air wall oven, Jenn-Air 4-burner range/oven, Maytag dishwasher, Allure stainless steel lighted hood ventilation system, In-Sink-Erator disposal, additional hand sink station with KitchenAid trash compactor
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    KITCHEN PHOTO #1    PHOTO #2

     
  • Den - vaulted exposed beam ceiling, ceiling fan, pass-through wall window to the kitchen with granite counter, built-in corner cabinets
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  • Laundry Room - wash tub, storage closet, New (2010) Maytag Bravos MCT washer and dryer
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  • Master Bedroom - vaulted ceiling, sliding door access to rear deck and hot tub area
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  • Master Bathroom - long marble top double vanity area, shower and commode room, marble surround whirlpool tub area, walk-in closet
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    WHIRLPOOL    VANITY AREA

     
  • 2 - Additional Bedrooms - each has a walk-in closet
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    BEDROOM #2    BEDROOM #3

     
  • Hall Bathroom - separate tub and shower stall


Full Basement (separate Bryant heatpump system with central air conditioning)

  • Framed Recreation Room - with stone walled wood burning fireplace, 3 - sliding doors to rear patio
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    FIREPLACE    MAIN ROOM

     
  • Large Storage/Utility Room
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  • Framed Full Bathroom

 


MAIN BARN AREA

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FRONT VIEW    WEST VIEW    REAR VIEW   
EAST VIEW #1    EAST VIEW #2    EAST VIEW #3

Original presentation/training complex reportedly comprising 25,300± square feet of building area, according to an appraisal report.  The complex is arranged as follows:

  • Stable Area (with fly system) - 25 (12' x 12') stable stalls, 2 tack rooms, 2 bay wash stall, employee kitchen and bath
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  • Lounge Guest Area (former viewing lounge for prospective horse buyers) - Large lounge room (with stone walled wood burning fireplace and ceramic tile floor), den and full bathroom
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    LOUNGE AREA    FIREPLACE

     
  • Training Arena - half open training ring (Note: There is roof and electrical damage due to a past blizzard)
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  • Quarantine Lab Area - 7 stable stalls with fly system and lab room
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  • Breeding Shed - with overhead bay door and access to rear outdoor riding ring
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  • Multi-Purpose Room - large room with a broad potential of uses, has an overhead bay door and 4 ceiling fans
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  • 2-Bay Tractor shed - with concrete flooring
     
  • 2-Bay Shop and Office Area - 2 overhead bay doors and propane heat

 


TENANT HOUSE

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FRONT VIEW    REAR YARD

Vinyl sided split foyer home features vinyl double glazed windows, oil forced hot air heat, central air conditioning, 80 gallon water heater, attractive hardwood floors throughout the upper level, rear fenced yard and is arranged as follows:


Upper Level

  • Living Room - hardwood flooring
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  • Dining Room - hardwood flooring
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  • Kitchen - Kenmore 4-burner range/oven and Kenmore refrigerator/freezer
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  • Master Bedroom - with a private powder room and hardwood flooring
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  • 2 Additional Bedrooms - each with hardwood flooring
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    BEDROOM #2    BEDROOM #3

     
  • Full hall bathroom


Lower Level

  • L-Shaped Recreation Room - brick walled corner area for a wood stove, paneling and wall-to-wall carpeting
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  • Bedroom
     
  • Full Bathroom
     
  • Laundry/Utility Room

 


HAY BARN

Attractive barn, comprising 4,050± square feet of building area, according to an appraisal report.  The barn is heated and has 14 stable stalls (with auto water system and fly system), large loft area for hay and a new roof (2008).

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HAY BARN FRONT VIEW    STABLE AREA

 


MARE AND FOAL BARN

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FRONT VIEW    REAR VIEW

High quality barn, comprising 5,600± square feet of building area, according to an appraisal report.   Features include knotty pine walled stable area, fly system throughout, new roof and new skylights (2008).  The barn is arranged as follows:


Stable Area

  • 11 (12' x 12') stable stalls; 1 (12' x 24') stable stall, each with auto water system
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    STABLE AREA    STALL

     
  • Feed Room
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  • Tack Room
     
  • Lab Room
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  • Washroom
     
  • Loft Area


Mare/Foal Arena - Large area for the mare and foal
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RUN-IN SHEDS

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PHOTO #1    PHOTO #2    PHOTO #3

  • Bottom Run-In Shed is located behind the main house with 6 stalls, 2 run-ins, water and electric
     
  • West Run-in Shed is located just west of the main house and has 3 bays
     
  • 3 - Additional Run-in Sheds each with 2 open bays, located behind the Main Barn complex, just east of the equipment sheds and between the Hay Barn and the Mare and Foal Barn

 

ZONING

RC2 - Resource Conservation


For more information on the Baltimore County Zoning Code, visit:

http://www.ecode360.com/BA1714  

http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/law/countycode.html

 

REAL ESTATE TAXES

2011-2012 published annual real estate taxes are as follows:

  • 2642 Mount Carmel Road - Parcel 311, Tax Map 21, Grid 7 (SDAT District 05, Account Number 0520080101) - $31,298, per year
     
  • Parcel 172, Tax Map 21, Grid 13 (SDAT District 05, Account Number 1700007446) - $1,130, per year
     

 

TITLE

All properties are in fee simple; and are being sold free and clear of all liens and encumbrances

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment report is available to view. Please sign this WAIVER AND CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT (pdf) and return it to the office of the Auctioneer by fax: 410-296-4420 or email: info@ajbillig.com.

 

INSPECTION TIME

By appointment only. Call 410-296-8440 or email info@ajbillig.com to make an appointment.

 

TERMS OF SALE

A deposit payable by certified or cashier's check of $100,000 will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale.  The deposit shall be increased to 10% of the purchase price within 72 hours at the office of the Auctioneers.  Balance to be paid in cash within 60 days. If payment of the balance does not take place within the specified time, the deposit will be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser.  Taxes and all other public charges and assessments, payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of settlement and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. The property will be sold in "AS IS" condition.  Acreage, square footage and all of dimensions contained herein are more or less.  The property is being sold without express or implied warranty as to the nature and description of the improvements as contained herein;  and subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any. Purchaser assumes risk of loss from the date of sale forward.  The purchaser waives and releases the Sellers, Personal Representatives, the Estate, the Auctioneers, and their respective agents, successors and assigns from any and all claims the purchaser and/or its successors and assigns may now have or may have in the future relating to the condition of the property, including but not limited to the environmental condition thereof.  If the Seller is unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit.  Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller or Auctioneer. The purchaser agrees to waive the right of inspection for lead paint as provided under current Federal and State Law. Recordation costs, transfer taxes and all costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. 


NO BUYERS PREMIUM!


Broker participation is invited.
BROKER REGISTRATION FORM (pdf)


Auction by order of:
Howard B. Miller and Ronald E. Creamer, Personal Representatives for the Estate of Barbara A. Griffith

 

FINANCING

Sherry Gentry
MidAtlantic Farm Credit
NMLS # 662735
Phone: 410-838-4242
Email: SGentry@MAFC.com


Also, see our Financing Page for a list of auction-oriented lenders.