the approach to this superb house is a lovely driveway to a stone courtyard. a columned portico shelters the front door with divided sidelights and an overlight into the welcoming front-to-back center hall. there is a beautiful living room with a fireplace, a detailed high ceiling, french doors to the garden with water views and an archway into a second living room or billiards room with a bay window with a windowseat, a coffered ceiling and french doors to the garden. the beautifully panelled library with a fireplace and a wet bar has two exposures and bookcases, and the formal dining room has long windows to the floor. the heart of the house for daily living is the gorgeous family room with a fireplace, a cathedral ceiling, and a floor-to-ceiling bay window into the garden - it opens directly into the fabulous new kitchen with a huge center island and wonderful cabinetry as well as the sun filled breakfast room with a fireplace and french doors onto the terrace. there is also a comprehensive pantry as well as a full bathroom for use from the heated pool and spa, and a back stairway leading to an upstairs family room. the master suite has a whole private wing with a luxurious bedroom with a high tray ceiling, a fireplace, and french doors to the wonderful water views. there are two sumptuous dressing rooms with lovely views and two superb bathrooms also with wonderful views. there are three additional bedrooms and two new bathrooms, an upstairs family room, plus a third-floor office and two additional bedrooms with another new bathroom. downstairs is a workout room with a powder room, a wine cellar, and four garages. the guest house is a delightful building complete with a bedroom/sitting room, a fireplace, a wet bar and a bathroom. this house is beautifully designed and constructed to take full advantage of its lovely site, close to town with walking and bicycling on traffic free roads near a scenic park.