Intentionally designed to blend with its environment, this rare Washington Township find is a gem hiding within plain sight. Cloaked behind lush, blossoming greenery this lovely, custom-built home shyly peeks out from its woodland setting clad in vertical weatherboard to mirror the surrounding trees. Here the scenery is as enticing as the home itself which seeks to elegantly merge nature and architecture into one. Stone, moss, and a variety of ground covers form a lush carpet while a dramatic backdrop of flowering shrubs and shade plants introduce dapples of color beneath a canopy of trees in various hues of green. Burrowed within its verdant surroundings, this invitingly relaxed and unpretentiously attractive bi-level caters to growing families as well as empty-nesters looking for a quiet, suburban retreat. From the paver-patio, the front door opens to the foyer landing where a half flight of stairs leads up to the main level, while another half-flight leads down to the lower level in a floorplan that is functional and comfortable. Far from the dark and boxy feel of many traditional bi-levels, large Andersen windows ensure that each room has a view of the wooded landscape, blurring the line between interior and exterior and creating light-filled rooms that feel connected to the outdoors, yet private. The main-level of this home features an open and pleasing flow between the living room and newly expanded kitchen. Sparing no expense, the eat-in kitchen has been tastefully remodeled with banks of modern oak cabinets with under-mount lighting that illuminates the sheen of the Brazilian granite countertops and polished porcelain backsplash with its onyx mosaic inlay. Sleek, black appliances coordinate with the black accents throughout the room tying the whole look together. The kitchen’s dining area is open to the adjacent living room letting both sunlight and conversation flow freely between these two spaces. A sliding glass door off the living room leads to the 2-tiered back deck and showcases the home's spectacular views of the gorgeous backyard, while a Vermont Castings stove adds warmth and charm to the room. Down the main-floor hall sits the master bedroom that includes glass doors that lead directly to the private balcony overlooking the serene outdoor space below…an undeniable luxury where one can enjoy a quiet cup of morning coffee, curl up with a good book, or gaze up at the starry night. Two additional bedrooms and a full hall bathroom with steam bath complete the main-floor. Downstairs, the spacious rec room is the perfect space for relaxing and casual entertainment. The focal point of the room is the rustic, Texas Cork Stone hearth positioned against the backdrop of wood plank accent walls. Newly fitted with a gas log insert, one can enjoy the cozy ambiance of a glowing fire with the click of button. Pocket doors separate this lounge space from the rest of the lower-level which includes the 4th bedroom, 2nd full bath, and laundry area with room enough for a kitchenette or home office space. Radiant heat warms the bedroom's ceramic tile floors making this space comfortably climate-controlled and energy efficient. This lower level is ideally suited for multi-generational living as an in-law suite or guest quarters for visiting or live-in relatives. Or, consider the possibilities for a playroom, home gym, or studio. While numerous features and updates throughout the home articulate pride of ownership, perhaps none speaks as loudly as the carefully cultivated Asian-inspired garden oasis. Behind the home, curving paths of raked gravel walkways meander through flourishing flora bordered by stone retaining walls as a cascading waterfall trickles into the goldfish pond at the base of the deck echoing the soothing sounds of nature. The result is a tranquil and harmonious environment for outdoor entertaining, quiet meditation, and playful recreation which is sure to be appreciated by all!