Listing of the Day
Location: Chaiten, Chile
Price: CLP 696 million (US$10.5 million)
Fundo Reñihué, the longtime home of the late conservationist and clothing entrepreneur Doug Tompkins, is now on the market for $10.5 million. Reñihué farm is a sprawling piece of property in the rugged Patagonia region of Chile that measures 1,750 acres.
Tompkins, the founder of the North Face and Esprit clothing brands, died at the age of 72 in 2015 after a kayaking accident on General Carrera Lake in Patagonia. He and his wife, Kris, the longtime CEO of the clothing company Patagonia, bought this property in 1991 and have spent decades improving and restoring it.
“This property is ideal for a buyer looking for peace, relaxation, nature and comfort,” said Yolanda Tejeda, the International Business Manager of Chile Sotheby’s International Realty, which is handling the sale.
Sparsely populated Patagonia, in Chile’s far southern reaches, is an eco-tourist’s dream. Fly-fishing, sea kayaking, riding, biking, and bird watching are just a few of the recreational opportunities available at Reñihué farm.
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Two organic gardens and three woodstove-heated greenhouses provide fresh vegetables for farm residents and guests. Production also includes honey and organic berries.
Hundreds of sheep and cattle graze on restored pastures and produce wool and meat for market. Much of the farm’s acreage features Valdivian rainforest, providing a safe haven for a wide variety of bird and animal species.
There are numerous conservation easements in the area, Ms. Tejeda said, “the most important being Pumalin Park—by far the most important and diverse conservation effort in Latin America.”
The 321-square-meter (3,455-square-foot) main house has five bedroom and five full bathrooms.The 160-square-meter (1,722-square-foot) guest house has three bedrooms.
The farm includes a barn, horse facilities, stables, lake, carriage house, caretaker house, employee housing, management offices, machinery sheds, and storehouses. Other amenities include a 550-meter airstrip, hangar, storehouses and repair shops.
Reñihue farm is in the Lake District of Patagonia. It is nestled between the Reñihué and Negro rivers, which flow into the Reñihué fjord. The farm is adjacent to the 715,000-acre Pumalín Park, and on a clear day it gets jaw-dropping views of the 7,887-foot, snow-capped Michimahuida volcano, the centerpiece of the park.
Agent: Yolanda Tejeda, International Business Manager, Chile Sotheby’s International Realty
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