the driveway sweeps past a lovely curved stone wall to the courtyard. a portico shelters the front door with its overlight and sidelights. the center hall is paved in brick and the stair hall is a tower with a peaked ceiling and windows on three sides adjoining one of two powder rooms. the inviting great room is almost double height with a fireplace, a beamed ceiling, a wet bar, a bay window and french doors to the south-facing terrace this room can be casual or formal and it is always memorable. the formal dining room with a fireplace also has french doors to the terrace, and the panelled library has three exposures, a high tray ceiling, french doors and lovely views. a pergola shades the french doors from the heart-of-the-house family room, which is ideal for all casual living with an entertainment center and a wet bar, adjoining the superb country kitchen with a fireplace and a great layout with professional-style appliances and a mudroom leading to the heated three-car garage. there is an office or computer room with built-ins for efficiency. the indoor pool is an airy room with brick walls, three exposures, a whimsical tower and skylights, adjoining the terrace for warm weather outdoor living. gracefully winding upstairs, the main stairway arrives in a skylit octagonal vestibule opening to the lovely master suite a high tray ceiling in the bedroom with a southern exposure, two dressing rooms, an office with a door to the rooftop deck and two bathrooms, one with a whirlpool tub, the other with a steam shower. there are five additional bedrooms in a wonderful flexible floor plan and three bathrooms off the skylit hall, plus back stairs. downstairs is the large playroom so all activities can continue without regard for weather and a wonderful guest or staff suite with a living room, a bedroom, a wet bar, a bathroom and access to a private outdoor area.