Perched on a hill surrounded by breathtaking landscaping, this gated estate epitomizes privacy, elegance, and sophistication. Cross over the pallet bridge through the Bermuda cedar doors to enter the bright foyer leading into a spacious living room featuring a custom built-in tropical saltwater fish tank. Adjoining is the formal living room with a wood burning fireplace and private bar for entertaining. Natural light streams in through the trees and oversized windows which provide spectacular views, all equipped with automatic sun-shades lining the entire first floor. Off the living room through a mirrored Palladian French door is the ultimate master suite with a wood burning fireplace, sitting room, sky lights, and room-darkening shades. Another set of French doors opens onto a Juliet balcony overlooking the heated saltwater pool with hot tub. The pool is equipped with a custom cover for year-round swimming, taking full advantage of the beautiful terraced landscape. The master suite’s luxurious bathroom features marble floors, an oversized Jacuzzi soaking tub, a steam shower, two private toilet rooms, one with a bidet, heated towel racks, and a room sized walk-in closet. The elegant formal dining room is enhanced with a view of the greenhouse and cascading gardens. Adjoining the formal dining room and kitchen is a fully equipped butler’s pantry with a sink, dishwasher, wine refrigerator and custom cabinetry. The chef’s kitchen features skylights, a wood burning fireplace, granite countertops, custom natural cherry cabinetry and floors, top-of-the line appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator and adjacent Sub-Zero freezer, a six-burner Thermador gas stove top with a grill and heavy-duty exhaust fan, double ovens, a convection microwave oven, two warming drawers, three sinks, a pair of dishwashers and trash compactors. Just beyond the kitchen is located the first of two laundry rooms. Off the kitchen and breakfast room is a large deck with an awning overlooking the beautiful gated grounds. The elevator can take you to the third floor, a separate unit that is the perfect cozy hideaway area featuring a wood burning fireplace and a balcony with a beautiful view of the private property. The ground level features a billiard room, access to a spacious year-round sun porch with a gas fireplace, two private offices, a library, a fitness room with a sauna, a food pantry with a refrigerator freezer, a second laundry room, and three bedrooms each equipped with spacious closets, full bathrooms, and French doors that open to private gardens and a path leading to the pool and cabana. An enchanting cottage can be found adjacent to the house, which has his and her cedar closets equipped with automated carousels, a living area, a full bathroom, additional storage space and an attic. The house and cottage is also equipped with a dual heating system (forced hot air and radiant), a generator and a sound system. An irrigation system flows throughout the property, complete with beautiful rain chains making this estate that much more spectacular!