This world-class equestrian estate is set on 75 private, meticulously landscaped, gated acres. A sanctuary for humans and horses, the aesthetic here is graceful and modern without abandoning the comforts of a traditional feel. A unique opportunity, this estate is ideal for all levels of horseman, from amateur to GrandPrix competitor. The highlights include a free-span truss 200'x100' Beyer Blinder & Bell designed riding hall with retractable windows and climate controlled viewing lounge; a Grand Prix/Derby jump field; 200'x100' outdoor arena and a seemingly endless array of lush, fenced paddocks. There are manicured trails and galloping tracks throughout the extensive property. Each wing has ten Loddon-designed box stalls, a blanket room and a full loft. The charming original 4-stall barn has an attached cottage at each end. The celebrated landscape architect Deborah Cerbone,designed the arched pergola as an invitation into the allee of apple trees leading to the Nic Fiddian-Green "Horse at Water" sculpture, visually tying together the old and new stables. The elegant 4-bedroom main house, designed by Beyer Blinder & Bell, features classic shingle architecture, in keeping with the farm buildings, gardens, and stone walkways that connect home, pool, and pool house. The property is surrounded by woodlands, enhanced by mature linden trees, and graced by a lovely, well-fed pond. Property mailing address is Far Hills 07931. Taxes and assessments given are the sum of both lots.
Agent Remarks: A property unique not only to Somerset Hills but to anywhere, it has evolved under the careful eye of the owner to become this state of the art facility set in a stunning woodland environment with easy access to NYC and international airports.
- The sophisticated four bedroom main house is a master class in fine design, featuring classic shingle style architecture that echoes that of the farm buildings, as well as colorful gardens and stone walkways connecting home, heated gunite pool and pool house. A dramatic open concept plan unites the kitchen, living and dining areas where ample natural light flows in from multiple glass doors revealing the pergola-covered stone terrace, fire pit, pool and pool house. Refined finishes such as walnut wood floors, stone accents and high end fixtures lend character to every room. Upstairs, a primary bedroom warmed by the glow of a gas fireplace takes in serene views of the pool and gardens. Completing this personal refuge is a pool house studio which includes its own spa-like bath bedroom and storage space.
- Property managers, trainers, grooms and other support staff are easily accommodated in two charmingly renovated cottages adjoining the vintage barn presenting two bedroom and three bedroom layouts. A separate five bay storage building houses trailer, tractors, etc. Eleven paddocks are enclosed by handcrafted South American hardwood fencing and manicured landscapes are enhanced by a two million gallon well-fed pond serving as drainage and irrigation source, open fields, Linden trees and scenic woodlands. Hundreds of miles of adjacent trails invite hacking and hunting.
Horse Facility Features
- State-of-the-art barns offer a total of 20 box stalls designed by renowned UK firm Loddon Equestrian Ltd. Each of these bespoke stalls is fitted with soft stall mats and individual overhead fans. Each wing has its own loft and heated tack room, plus wash and grooming stalls. Radiant heated rubber center aisle comfort flooring keeps horses' comfort at the forefront. Spanning from the center aisle are rubber paver aisles accessing a full bath, laundry and blanket storage room. There is also an historic four box stall barn with attached cottages.
- Among the leading equestrian highlights are three riding arenas, all with footing designed for high performance show jumping, including a 5 plus acre Grand Prix field providing natural and traditional obstacles; a 100 x 200 foot outdoor arena with irrigation and an adjacent seating gazebo; a vast 20,000 square foot indoor riding hall with retractable windows, full-length skylights, free-span trusses and a stylish elevated and climate controlled viewing lounge.
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151 Spook Hollow Rd, Bedminster, Somerset County, New Jersey