**Check out the VIRTUAL TOUR first by clicking the Virtual Tour tab** Past a forged gate & nestled in a wood far, far away from all the woes of the world, stands a stone & brick fortress high & majestic in all it's strong beauty & is perched atop nearly 2 acres of nature's favorite escapes. A turn here and a turn there & you've most likely found your new favorite hiding spot or secret garden w/ a pond or creek view. The same magic is found within... right beyond the french entry door, a 2 story double-sided stone fireplace that is flanked by double winder staircases lead to a long landing above. All but 2 of the home's bedrooms are also here, where the enormous skylit master suite boasts two walk-in closets w/ custom storage solutions and even has it's own laundry closet with stackables- so no more going up and down flights to wash! The expansive master bath hosts a skylight, a luxurious freestanding soaking tub, separated dual sinks, an exquiste make-up counter and walk-in shower. The additional three bedrooms (2 w/ updated private en suites) are ample with equally sized closets, and a balcony made for royalty is accessible from 2 of the south facing bedrooms. The main floor houses the 1st of 3 chef's kitchen (1 a kitchenette) with all the bells and whistle upgrades and updates, including a smart refrigerator, a wine chiller, a built-in corner breakfast nook w/ an island large enough to fit 5-6 stools with ease. There's a well desired 1st floor bedroom en suite and kitchenette! The living room shows off floor to ceiling windows while half of the ceiling soars to the second story to remind you that this fortresses grandeur can be found around every, single, corner. A door in between the living area and the kitchen invites you to go onto the 30'x20' 'Gatsby' terrace, where the fun and entertainmrent with a view to one of the courtyards below never ends... Lastly, no detail was spared in the beautifully designed walkout basement with it's own bedroom, laundry room, full bath, the 2nd chef's kitchen w/ it's abundunt island seating, a dining area and chilled out living area. It's truly a grand space for multigenerational living if that's something you seek- and if you aren't, it's an entertainer's dream! Finally, there's a basement recreation room upon entry from the circular brick paved drive. Near popular golf courses, Metra, interstate access, schools, parks, shopping and dining. This. Is. IT!!!