An heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune is selling her 600-acre farm for $28.5 million

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Elizabeth Ross “Libet” Johnson, a Johnson & Johnson heiress with an appetite for high-end real estate, is selling her Millbrook, New York, horse farm, The Wall Street Journal reported. Set on more than 600 stunning acres of land, Lightning Tree Farm has a private helipad and an 18-stall horse stable. The property is also host to a large main house with nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a movie theater.

Johnson reportedly bought the house in 1980, then over time bought surrounding parcels to assemble the estate as it is today. In addition to this property, Johnson has also listed the 12,111-square-foot townhouse she owns in New York City. Dubbed “The Vanderbilt Mansion” in homage to its former owners, the home is available for rent for $95,000 a month, or $55 million all in, according to the Observer.

Compass’ Marina T. Schindler and H.W. Guernsey Realtors have the Millbrook listing. Let’s take a look inside.


Lightning Tree Farm is located in Millbrook, about 90 miles north of New York City. You could land your helicopter right on the front lawn.

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Rolling green hills make for a dramatic setting.

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The equestrian facilities include a stable and riding ring.

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Inside, there’s room for 18 horses.

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But it’s the house itself that’s the real showstopper on this estate.

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There are lots of beautiful architectural details inside, including the intricate molding and winding staircase you can see here. The home dates all the way back to 1850.

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Heavy wallpaper adds to its old-timey vibe.

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A dining room is decked out with aqua patterned wallpaper and hot pink chairs.

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This library and entertaining room is equally sumptuous.

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Here’s a look inside one of the home’s nine bedrooms.

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Back outside, there are gorgeous views of the grounds from all angles.

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From the north wing, a reflecting pool and fountain are reminiscent of a French chateau.

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A separate swimming pool is set with limestone and surrounded by pool houses and a changing area.

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Flanked by statues and ivy, it’s definitely not your typical swimming pool.

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