The broad driveway bordered by lawns and lovely hedges leads to the entrance courtyard. a charming portico shelters the handsome front door, which opens to the two-story stair hall and a wide archway into the spectacular living room with a fireplace and huge windows to the water views. both the panelled library and the formal dining room have fireplaces and charming window seats, and the covered pergola has the same amazing views. the heart of the house is the fabulous family room with a fireplace adjoining a childrens playroom, or study. the family room has a wide opening into the extraordinary new kitchen with panoramic views of the water, window seats, a center island, unique cabinetry of fantastic quality, plus a comprehensive pantry and doors to the pergola with a large terrace and a fireplace adjoining the pool house, complete with a roof terrace. there is a mudroom, two powder rooms, and a flower arranging room. upstairs is the most sumptuous master suite in this area with amazing views from the bedroom, as well as from the two bathrooms with balcony terraces, a sitting room and dressing room with literally endless closets, and an adjoining office. in addition, there are seven more bedrooms, four of which are in the main part of the home with three lovely bathrooms, while three are in an adjoining wing with a family room and a wet bar, plus back stairs to use as a separate entrance for guests. the third floor has a cathedral ceiling exercise room, a studio, a playroom, a powder room and rooftop decks with endless views. there is a porte cochere and three garages. the grounds are amazing with sweeping lawns and lovely large trees and there is access to the two most sought after streets in town close to schools, shopping and a yacht club within easy walking or bicycling distance. this unique estate with world class decorating is in pristine condition. the marvelous character is a total treat to see.