Built by the seller in 1998 as his ~forever~ house, this custom residence tucked away in a premier Meadowbrook area offers privacy and quality construction. The long drive past mature trees and rolling lawn leads to a beautifully maintained home where the substantial front entry door sets the tone for the quality within. The reception area with travertine tile flooring, coat closets, powder room and garage access opens to a dramatic, open floor plan. A two-story great room is the centerpiece with gas fireplace, furniture-finish built-ins and walls lined in windows. Santos mahogany flooring runs through this area and into the dining room, where a tray ceiling and built-ins add subtle detail. A study/den off the living room accesses the rear patio and a timeless full bath, making it possible to use as a first-floor bedroom. The bath also accesses the patio, making this ~fish~ themed, all-tile bath convenient for guests using the pool. On the other side of the living room is a sunroom with three sets of doors accessing the terrace and pool area. The pool and its spa with waterfall overflow are well-designed with hardscaping and gardens around them. Back inside, the kitchen is finished with a walk-in pantry and plenty of cabinetry. With top-grade Viking/Sub-Zero/Asko appliances, including a 48~ Viking range with griddle and grill, an island with bar seating, wine chiller and fabulous casual dining area overlooking the grounds and you have an appealing environment for entertaining and everyday needs. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a laundry room and a balcony ~catwalk~ that overlooks the great room. The main suite is an airy space with peaceful treetop views, volume ceiling, and access to a large, private balcony. Two walk-in closets with pocket doors and a sumptuous bath with barrel-vaulted ceiling with cove lighting, two vanities, two-person oversized shower, jetted spa tub and toilet room with bidet complete the suite. A second bedroom has a walk-in closet and its own balcony. The third bedroom is a good size with closet. A hall bath with Jacuzzi tub and stall shower serve these two bedrooms. A fun bonus space, the lower level is finished with everything you need for recreation, most notably an Art Deco-style home theater with seating for 8; a games area; full bath with steam shower; and a kitchenette with sink, ice maker and refrigerator to keep your party going. Sliders open to the rear yard. Added features of this home include rounded plaster corners in most of the house; a tile roof; an attached three-car garage; fenced yard; central vacuum; security system; and three-zone radiant-heated floors. Most importantly, this much-loved property was built to last and is in a prized Meadowbrook setting, minutes from the train station but a world away from the city.