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Deer and wild turkeys wander onto Stephen and Tara Chostner’s 3-acre Aiken estate. It’s one of the things they love about their home in The Farmstead subdivision.

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The Farmstead, owned by Stephen and Tara Chostner.  Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
The Farmstead, owned by Stephen and Tara Chostner.

Once a dairy farm, The Farmstead has rural charm though it’s only a few miles from the Aiken city limits.

“It gives you the feel of being away from town, a little more privacy, a little more openness,” Tara said.

A covered patio on the back of the 6,000-square-foot home offers a comfortable spot for observing the wooded area behind the house, while the bank of windows in Stephen’s office above it lends a feeling of being lost in the pines.

The home features three bedrooms with full bathrooms on the first floor, including the master suite featuring French doors to the back porch, a large master bath and a walk-in closet.

The second floor was designed for relaxing and entertaining, with three bedrooms, a game room, a home gym and a sitting area with a television and wet bar.


The family: Stephen and Tara Chostner, with Peppie, Pearl and Emma

The Home: 6,000 square feet with six bedrooms, 5½ bathrooms and a two-car garage, with a home office, game room, bonus room with wet bar and a fitness room


 The Neighborhood: The Farmstead

Location: From Aiken, take Silver Bluff Road south. Turn right on Herndon Dairy Road, then right onto Farmstead Drive.

Amenities: Gated community, homeowner’s association, lake access, recreation area

Home listing prices: Range from $500,000 to $2,000,000

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