Three minutes from town, but this spacious, quiet, private retreat seems like miles away from everything! this beautiful stone colonial was originally built in 1940, with additions in 1985, and ongoing renovations and enhancements through the years...a true work in progress with the final result being breathtakingly beautiful, from your very first entrance through the front door, onto the marble tile flooring of the foyer, complete with natural stone and custom woodwork. then there's the gorgeous sunken living room, with its cozy stone fireplace, where you can relax. walk on to the great room, or should we call it the enormous room, with its open beams and architecturally unique cathedral ceiling topping it off. a full wall of floor-to-ceiling glass lends itself to being a window into the world, stargazing, watching birds, seeing the leaves change in the fall, watching the snow fall, while keeping cozy by a crackling fire in the stone fireplace. adjacent is a custom created wood spiral staircase that leads to a private study. also next to the main floor living area is a nicely appointed formal dining room. then the fabulous kitchen, where food prep is never tedious, as your endless custom countertop faces the same beautiful outdoor scene and you have every quality appliance that a chef could want! upstairs is a large mbr suite with vaulted ceiling, sitting area, lots of windows and a private terrace from which to enjoy evening sunsets. part of the suite is a separate dressing room with multiple closets, an adjacent bath with multi-person jacuzzi tub, shower, glass block work, and dressing area with vanity. next to the mbr is another br or nursery with a half bath. the original home has a separate foyer entrance. this part of the house is attached, but self contained and would be ideal in accommodating a large family or as a private in-law suite. the 1st floor contains a lr (which is currently being used as a br) with wood-burning fp and full bath. the 2nd and 3rd floors of this part of the house have several more brs and 3 full baths, including a mbr and mba with a therapeutic soaking tub, stall shower, and marble vanity. the lower level of this home are great for family and entertaining time, complete with huge wet bar, stone fp, and indoor grill, along with outdoor access to your back patio. also on the lower level is an exercise room, billiard area, home theater, sauna, and full bath. the private backyard becomes a private retreat with wood patios, decks, and an expansive pa flagstone patio. bordered for privacy by established trees, plants, with expansive grassy area for outdoor activities. the list of extras-is endless - some highlights are the 5 high-efficiency hvac systems, an oversized 4-car garage, and a three-season sunroom. tucked away, yet conveniently located to rts. 422 and 100. just minutes from shopping, hospital and medical facilities, a country club with golf course, major shopping venues, and your choice of restaurants. slip into your comfortable shoes and come spend some time touring this veritable oasis!