Throughout the ancient world, the lion served as a symbol of strength. Etched and carved throughout, is the figure, serving as a reminder of the importance of strength within a family, as well as the solid foundation upon which its built. Worthy of pause and praise, the chandelier in the foyer marks a dramatic entry to this show-stopping home. Custom-designed for lavish entertaining, this grand space has hosted innumerable soirees since its inception. The custom-built wet bar artfully adjoins a spiraling staircase, allowing for easy transition from level to level. Adorned with a custom runner, looming large with intricately embellished threads, each hand selected to create a harmonious unification. Reminiscent of Saint Peter's Basilica, Roman Doric, travertine columns create an iconicentrance into the great room. With ceiling heights of 22 feet, a hand painted Venetian mural commands attention but doesn't distract from the scintillating view of the landscape beyond. Mimicking the shape of the pool, the ceiling molding was designed to create a symphonic feel. An elegant transition to the kitchen is provided by a second family room and informal dining space. With its octagonal design, this space allows pleasant views of nature, the perfect amount of natural light, while creating an abundance of open space. A Viking range, bespoke cabinetry and granite surfaces add a subtle touch of luxury to this area. The library features elegant custom built in bookshelves made of mahogany crotch wood, a gas fireplace and coffered ceilings. The master bedroom includes gas fireplace and windowed sitting room that walks out to the patio and an ensuite master bathroom with two oversize walk-in closets. The second level is outfitted with three bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms. Unique to the home, one of the bedrooms features a hidden room through a closet. Two laundry rooms, one on each level is an additional convenience. The basement includes a theater room, game area, and two bonus rooms. One of the rooms is currently being used as a sleepover room. A highlight of this level is the colossal exercise studio, suited for in-home workouts with or without your own personal trainer. The ultimate setting for large-scale entertaining lies beyond. Atop five acres of sprawling greenery providing a wealth of privacy, the home's exterior features a heated in ground pool and pool house, tennis court, and extensive entertaining patio.
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