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Truly a sight to behold, built in 2011-Summer Hill is a 24-room gated estate with Old World elegance and modern amenities set on 17.5 stunning acres located in the quiet Gold Coast village of Mill Neck. Designed by Michael Jay Wallin and constructed by Qualico Contracting Corp. in the French Country House style, the property includes 7 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, and approx. 20,000sf of luxurious living space. Every inch of this spectacular estate is finished with impeccable finishes and a luxurious formal yet family friendly design. This majestic home features reclaimed limestone flooring, 12ft ceilings on main floor, 10ft on second floor, custom mahogany millwork, antique wood beams to hand-carved limestone mantels, no detail was left untouched and the very best of materials were used. Approach the property through an imposing custom iron gate and down a meandering tree-lined drive which reveals the home in its full splendor. Its striking and substantial symmetrical exterior is defined by a Vermont slate roof, an abundance of limestone surrounding every door and window, handrolled brick, copper leaders and gutters and a centrally located ivy-covered turret entryway. Enter into a circular foyer with a double-height ceiling and Juliet balcony, leading to a front to back entry gallery which extends from one side of the house to the other. The gallery features classic black and white marble/limestone floors. The hall connects the main living/formal rooms of the home from one end to the other. Off the main foyer, is a striking spiral work of art sculptural three-story custom staircase with a statement-making iron railing and dramatic two-story windows which flood the space with natural light. At the end of the hall to the right, theres an office/fully paneled custom library that features custom mahogany wood paneling, built-in bookshelves, a coffered mahogany ceiling, a wood-burning fireplace, herringbone oak floors, a wet bar and French doors that lead out to a gorgeous loggia (shared with living room French doors). The incredible loggia (accessed from main patio, living room and library) looks out onto the lushly landscaped private grounds and features limestone archways, an exquisite oversized limestone wood-burning fireplace, inlaid bluestone floors and a teak coffered ceiling, making it an ideal setting for an aperitif, or to simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings and vistas which extend as far as the eye can see. The loggia is an all season space which can be enjoyed almost every month of the year. From there you can step out on the 3600 sq foot bluestone inlaid patio. A space that can accommodate even the largest gathering. The floorplan of the main living spaces is prime for large or small-scale entertaining. The formal living room boasts six sets of mahogany French doors with solid brass Cremone bolts that lead out to the terrace, detailed plaster moldings, inlay herringbone mahogany floors and a wood-burning fireplace with a limestone mantle. Pass through the parlor to the very large formal dining room with ample space for 14 or more guests. Features of the dining room include a wood-burning fireplace with a hand-carved limestone mantle, three sets of mahogany French doors which lead to the back terrace, and the walls are swathed with elegant chinoiserie hand painted murals. A large butlers pantry off of the dining room with custom tall mahogany cabinets and Calcutta marble countertops connects to the kitchen for entertaining with ease. The open bar counter is also ideal for entertaining both indoors and out. The show-stopping kitchen has an understated, Old World elegance with its exposed antique wood beams and reclaimed French limestone floors grounding the space, but all the modern amenities such as two farmhouse sinks, side-by-side full-sized SubZero refrigerator and freezer, three Miele dishwashers, custom inlay cabinets that were built on site, Calacatta marble countertops, an enormous center island, and a top-of-the-line ILVE gas range with a pot filler, herringbone tile backsplash and statement-making limestone range hood. The breakfast room is a vision to behold with its vaulted ceilings, gorgeous decorative beams, and mahogany wood paneled walls. A dramatic wall of floor-to-ceiling windows is the perfect setting to start and end the day. Finally, french doors lead out to a smaller, more intimate side patio. The vaulted ceilings, decorative beams and mahogany paneling from the breakfast room are carried through into the showstopping family room. In addition to an oversized fireplace with a hand-carved limestone mantle, this fully paneled room is encased in intricate mahogany woodwork, which features custom built-in bookcases, an hydraulic TV mount and French doors with Cremone bolts that access the back terrace on one side and a side garden on the other. Two walls of French doors allow this room to be flooded in natural day light, and the 30 foot ceilings give it the wow factor. A full paneled limed oak mudroom off of the kitchen leads out to the porte-cochre and three-car garage. Adjacent to the mudroom are a back powder room and laundry room. A secondary staircase in the mudroom with custom solid oak railings provides access to the guest bedrooms and down to the lower level. Six of the homes bedrooms are located on the second floor. The primary suite is an apartment of multiple rooms that encompasses the entire right wing of the home and includes a large sitting room, a sleeping chamber with a gas fireplace and Juliet balcony, two custom dressing rooms and two luxurious custom marble bathrooms, one with a soaker tub and separate glass-enclosed shower and the other with a soaker tub and a steam shower. All five guest bedrooms are graciously sized, have oak floors underneath the carpet and have en suite bathrooms with marble tile and polished nickel hardware keeping with the homes timeless aesthetic. The incredible lower level includes an enormous 2000 sq foot recreation room with a custom built-in bar with limed oak cabinets, a wine cooler, ice maker, sink, dishwasher, bar seating for five, room for a billiards table and French doors that access the side yard/patio. Theres also a media room with a 110-inch screen and rear projector, a mahogany wine cellar and tasting room, a large gym with room for a sauna, another recreation/family room with space for a ping pong table, a kids den with a fireplace, a large storage closet and a bedroom suite with a sitting room and large marble bath. This exquisite property boasts a walking trail around its entire perimeter, a reflecting pond with fountain, a gated 20-foot-by-40-foot in-ground heated saltwater pool, a cabana with a bathroom, outdoor living room and outdoor shower, and an approximately 1,500SF, 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom cottage on its own 7-acre lot with potential to build up to a 14,000-square-foot home. Other amenities include an elevator, a brand new whole-house generator, a whole-house water filtration system, geothermal heat, radiant heat in the primary bedroom sitting room, all family bathrooms, family baths, kitchen and breakfast room, three wellsone for irrigation, one for geo-thermal, and one for the house, a three-phase, 800-amp electrical system and a Control 4 security system. This one of a kind home leaves nothing to be desired and will meet every need of even the most discerning home buyer.