Patterned after the hunting lodge of Prince Phillipe Louis Marc in the Parc de Versailles in France, this treasured small estate is the epitome of refinement inside and out. Perfectly situated and privately set back from the road, the 3.27 acre property captures the utmost in elegant European sophistication and design, honoring its classical roots while affording all the latest modern amenities throughout its more than 7,600 square feet of living space. A classical oval entry hall provides an impressive introduction to the home. The lovely front to back entry with French doors opens into the living room, and is adorned with tall boiserie, herringbone patterned teak floors and a marble fireplace leading to a beautifully planted terrace. Equally alluring is the generously-scaled dining room, enhanced with handsome built-in corner cupboards and a limestone fireplace. Perfect for informal gatherings, the family room has a tile floor, fireplace, hidden marble-topped wet bar and tall windows overlooking the terrace. In the heart of the house is a family-sized kitchen, recently renovated and featuring chef's quality appliances and multiple work-areas. An elevator services every level including opening directly in the three-car heated garage.
The second floor family quarters features a master bedroom with coffered ceiling, renovated spa-quality bath with sensational mosaic reliefs, granite-topped vanities, walk-in closet and a fitted dressing room. A skylit office adjoins with a gentleman's bath with steam shower, spa tub, and custom fitted dressing area. Three spacious bedrooms, two full baths and an additional family room and exercise/playroom , a two-bedroom guest suite and a two-bedroom, two-floor guest apartment with its own entrance complete this private level. A garden level offers wonderful indoor to outdoor entertaining with an all-season entertaining atrium featuring rough-hewn beams lending a rustic character and hosting a service kitchen, full bath and cabana as well as a bonus room, wine closet, cedar closet, laundry, mudroom and multiple storage areas. Outside, a sparkling pool, har-tru tennis court, whimsical potting shed and tucked-away vegetable garden are complemented by towering age-old trees, mature shrubs, spectacular flower gardens and beautiful stone wall.