Set atop a hill at the end of a long winding driveway, Four Seasons is an elegant Georgian brick estate majestically situated on over 62 secluded acres, with dramatic panoramas of the rolling Somerset Hills. The property is enhanced by formal gardens, a renowned 16-stall brick stable complex, a three-bedroom guest house, lighted tennis courts, heated swimming pool, and a brick greenhouse. Designed by New York architect James C. Mackenzie, Four Seasons was rebuilt and renovated in the late 1920's for Edith Blair and her husband Richard Van Nest Gambrill. Four Seasons derives its name from the four stone busts representing the four seasons, on the front facade by American sculptor Edmond Romulus Amateis. The gracious 19-room floor plan, which includes five bedrooms and seven full and two half baths, features stunning architectural features, marble and hardwood floors, high ceilings, exquisite millwork, detailed paneling, and a wine cellar and tasting room. Principal rooms on the main floor fan out from the marble-floored front-to-back entry hall. A sophisticated living room and formal dining room are ideal for entertaining, with French doors opening to a broad bluestone terrace and expansive English gardens. The salon, adjacent to the dining room, is an intimate gathering spot before dinner or for use as a game room. The cherry-paneled library adjoins a pub room featuring a zinc bar imported from France. In the gourmet kitchen, commercial-grade stainless steel appliances, four ovens, a six-burner stovetop plus grill, a pizza oven, dual islands, and two dishwashers are a cook's delight, and a sunny breakfast room opens to the back terrace. On the second floor, an impressive master bedroom adjoins two dressing rooms and two separate bathrooms. Four additional bedrooms each have a full bath. In the newer office suite, a wood-paneled office adjoins a conference room, and there is an additional office/studio on the second floor as well. Eight rooms on the third floor once housed staff, and an elevator serves all four levels of the house. Other features of the home include a richly appointed family room, two laundry rooms, an exercise room, mud room, and heated five-car garage. Four Seasons presents an unparalleled offering in one of the East Coast's premier locations.
Property Features Include: Ranch, attached oversized garage, multi-zone central air, multi-zone heating system, full unfinished basement
Amenities Include: in-ground heated pool
Home Owners Assoc. Fee: $0
Built in: 1927
Exterior: Outbuildings, barn/stable, horse facilities, lawn sprinkler
Architectural Style: Colonial
Lot Acres: 62.88