SOMERSET. Inspired by the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia, this notable estate was completed in 1935 and remains a crown jewel of Long Island’s fabled North Shore. Commanding nearly 15 level, waterfront acres overlooking Long Island Sound, Somerset enjoys an unassuming approach that leads to the end of a long, private road adjacent to the lush David Weld Sanctuary; a tranquil, wooded nature preserve. The property, with its specimen plantings and exceptional privacy, boasts a staggering span of nearly 900-feet of unobstructed waterfrontage (just shy the equivalent of three football fields) along the shoreline, the toe of which has been fortified by a newly constructed seawall of steel and stone. The unparalleled views of Smithtown Bay and Long Island Sound defy description, literary or artistic, though Daniel Webster liked to call the Sound, “our American Mediterranean.” Recently heralded as a mellower Hamptons by The New York Times, the Village of Nissequogue, just 50 miles east of Manhattan, affords its residents a quiet escape that includes two private beaches, a private golf and ?tennis club, multiple equestrian facilities, hiking trials, vineyards, and dedicated Village police and fire departments. Showings by private appointment only.