Classic pillars and magnificent iron gates bracket the entrance driveway of this fabulous country estate ($3,595,000). The courtyard with a large stone medallion is bordered by Belgian block. Antique iron gates open to the front walk and the arched portico shelters the elegant front door with a beautiful grill over the glass. The expansive front-to-back center hall with a graceful curving stairway and stenciled oak floors which repeat the charming motif of the gates leads to a lovely veranda with views of the property. The step-down baronial great room has a fireplace, a beamed wooden cathedral ceiling and three exposures while the formal living room also has a fireplace and three exposures. The generous dining room is memorable with a wide bow window with a window seat, a wonderful fireplace and a stairway in a window bay with exceptional leaded glass leading to a family room with a fireplace. The country kitchen opens to a deck with nice views and it adjoins a wonderful private wing with a two-room suite (each room with a fireplace) and one bathroom. upstairs the master suite is luxurious with a fireplace in the bedroom, french doors to a balcony overlooking the garden, large closets and an expansive bathroom with a whirlpool bathtub, a separate shower and exceptional marble floors. There are four additional bedrooms, three bathrooms and the rookery a book-lined library which is an upstairs study or private retreat. The garden level is a fabulous space with a fireplace and a wet bar in the spectacular billiards room or rathskeller, a family room or exercise room with a fireplace, a solarium winter garden or media room with a beamed ceiling, two lovely bathrooms, a cabana area with two dressing rooms, and access to the fascinating mosaic-lined indoor pool, the outdoor pool, the gardens and adjoining open conservation property. This is the ideal home in which to live or entertain on any scale, close to town and schools.