Real estate tax assessment just reduced by 20% effective 1/1/15. Accessed from a lovely private lane through entrance gates, this magnificent French Estate Home is both an architectural treasure and truly livable family home. Generous ceiling heights and a vast number of windows make it light-filled and airy, while grandly proportioned rooms and exquisite details add sophistication. A 2-story Reception Hall with radiant heated marble flooring opens to the Living Room, which has a dramatic 20'ceiling, gas fireplace & 2-story Palladian windows. A wet Bar, gas fireplace & windows on 2 exposures with doors to two Terraces highlight the Library. Perfect for entertaining, the banquet-sized formal Dining Room is adorned with elaborate moldings & fireplace. The gourmet Kitchen features a center island, granite countertops and stainless appliances by Viking, SubZero & Bosch, while the adjacent Breakfast has granite-topped counter seating and a wall-of-windows. The nearby Family Room includes hardwood flooring & 3 sets of French doors that open to the front flagstone Terrace. The Master Retreat, with vaulted ceiling, fireplace and luxurious His & Her Bathrooms & closets occupies the second floor, together with 4 Bedrooms Suites. A second floor, "apartment" has a kitchenette, Living Room, Bedroom Suite & private entrance. The Lower Level comprises a restaurant quality Bar, Recreation Room with fireplace, Home Theater & Bathroom. Within the lush grounds are a salt-water swimming pool, playground set and Pool House with vaulted ceiling & Kitchenette.