Privacy abounds with this fabulous south-facing country retreat. Nestled among 13 lush acres you'll find this one-of-a-kind home cultivated from the Pattern-Language philosophy which links the house's siting and plan into a cohesive design interrelationship, beckoning your inner creativeness! Upon entrance, you're are welcomed into a light-filled and spacious foyer, an inviting gathering space or even studio that sets the tone for true open-concept living. Find yourself immersed in an inspired living area, complete with soaring ceilings and natural texture with exposed beams, oak floors, slate and stone fireplace and an abundance of light provided by the wall of windows and French doors. The gourmet kitchen is open to the great room and boasts custom cabinetry, a marble and butcher block counter top and a 6-burner commercial grade Garland stove, sure to bring out the Chef in anyone. An en-suite bedroom serves as a generous guest room. The voluminous second level offers flex space and additional accommodations. The master bedroom has an oversized walk-in closet and full bath with colorful tile depicting an "under the sea" theme, jetted tub and stall shower, plus a sizeable laundry room. The cozy reading library with built-in seating has a sleeping loft above with rustic ladder, serving as the 3rd bedroom. Let your imagination run wild in the open-air office or studio space and even more incredible light via large windows and skylights. The daylight lower level offers 650 sf of finished space complete with 2nd kitchen and full bathroom, ready to be personalized. Wonderful outdoor spaces include the welcoming rocking-chair front porch and wrap-around covered porch enhanced by wisteria-covered trellis, the patio kitchen with wood-fire pizza oven and the large fire pit perfect for star gazing. Enjoy a nature walk through the wild-flower meadow and woods along the extensive hiking trails. A cottage overlooking a serene tributary to the Cooks Creek is ready for your transformation. The oversized heated garage and workshop with large attached shed offers many uses from accommodating up to 9 vehicles to storage for an array of outdoor toys to large art sculpture studio to barn building for animals. This brilliant home offers serenity and peace while remaining only minutes from the conveniences of shopping, and I78. Green house systems include zoned geothermal heat/AC, whole-house generator and Pozzi windows.