Handsome stone walls border the property ($13,800,000) and classical gates open to the driveway bordered by a lovely alley of trees leading to the courtyard. A limestone portico shelters the impressive front door with a spectacular leaded glass fanlight and sidelights. The grand center hall has a magnificent curving stairway with a palladian window at the landing and secondary hallways with leaded glass fanlights lead to the wings where there is an elevator. The gracious living room has a lovely fireplace, a tall bay window, doors to the terrace, and high ceilings which continue throughout the house. The dining room with a fireplace has a bay window and there is a delightful sitting room with a wall of windows to the garden. The richly paneled library has a fireplace and bookcases and there is an ensuite ground floor guest room, plus two powder rooms. The beautiful country kitchen has a southern exposure, a large island, a la cornue stove and access to a large family room with a fireplace, a high tray ceiling, three exposures and french doors leading to the garden. Four heated garages. At the other end of the house is a second family room or office with a fireplace, a high tray ceiling and glass doors leading to an arched brick veranda with a fireplace. The sumptuous master suite has a fireplace, a bay window, a private balcony, two large dressing rooms and two sublime bathrooms with a steam shower, a huge tub and a sauna. There are three additional ensuite bedrooms, plus a fifth bedroom on the third floor that adjoins a large family room with an unusually high ceiling and great light. The lower level has a family room with a large bar, billiards area, glass walled wine cellar and state-of-the-art utilities including a four machine laundry and a staff bedroom, as well as a media and exercise room, all with high ceilings. The decor is absolutely impeccable. The memorable brass hardware is custom made and the effect is of a glorious Georgian with a very homey feel and yet it has every bell and whistle.