Timeless elegance, exquisite design, artisan craftsmanship and environmental harmony describe this distinctive masterpiece of classic traditional architecture. The landscape and from-the-earth raw elements of stone and water features provide the perfect anchor to its grand scale. Unsurpassed quality and use of the finest materials exude understated luxury, warmth and timeless design. Ten foot ceilings, hand scraped hardwood floors, significant mill work, granite, travertine, historic lighting reproductions by Virginia Metalcrafters, and countless built-ins unify the outstanding flow of the main level. The grand library adjacent to the entrance foyer features 12 ceiling and walls of built-ins complete with rolling ladder to access your collection. The inviting warmth of the formal living room with center wall gas fireplace surrounded by custom built-ins extends the welcome into your home. The stunning formal dining room offers ample space for large gatherings and a convenient service buffet. A vast open space at the heart of the home is an ideally laid out chefs kitchen featuring custom cabinetry, butlers pantry, professional grade appliances surrounding a fully sized granite island connecting to the hearth room. The focal point of the hearth room with coffered ceiling is the striking placement of windows framing an outdoor view around the gas fireplace. Add to that an impressive family room with another of the homes 6 fireplaces accessing the outdoor terrace and the stunning screen porch with vaulted ceiling and fireplace. The same high level of aesthetics exists in the support rooms such as laundry, powder room, and mud room featuring built-in lockers. The first floor master suite is tranquil, elegant and the height of luxury featuring a gas fireplace and private bath with heated Travertine floor, oversized tile shower with multiple sprays, bubble tub, dual vanities and generous walk-in closet. The second floor features three spacious bedrooms, two full baths, one being en suite, and approximately 2600 sq ft of unfinished space to customize for varied purposes. The daylight lower level is well appointed with additional entertaining or flexible use space; family room, kitchenette, fitness and theater rooms, and full bath. No detail has been overlooked in this home including central vac, security and sound systems, insulated garage with hot/cold water and stairway access to lower level, lawn sprinklers and permanent gas generator. Exploring the outdoors you will discover paved terraces, cut stone steps and walls, water feature and fencing all surrounded by plantings rich in color, meticulous greenery and a buffer of tall, mature trees along the perimeter to create that coveted privacy. This custom built 2007 Parade Home built by Steel Homes By Design represents the ultimate collaboration of quality, lifestyle and state of the art systems. Live the dream!