This lovely J. Murdy home sits on 1.7 professionally landscaped acres with a 3 acre pond. The Lake Barrington property is located on a quiet cul de sac. providing peaceful country living at its finest. With 15 rooms, including a 3 room lower level suite, 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths, this home has plenty of space for everyone. The large kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and a 10' granite slab island with Jenn-air down draft cook top and seating for four. A double door pantry, two walls of oak cupboards and a desk provide plenty of storage space. Two large picture windows overlook a screened porch and deck with expansive views of the pond. A dining area with a fireplace and vaulted ceiling creates a spacious family gathering area. Just off the kitchen, a laundry room/butler's pantry connects to the 3-car garage and includes a convenient 1/2 bath & two closets that offer plenty of storage. The 2-story foyer is flanked on the left by a large formal dining room with a bay window and easy access to the kitchen. To the right of the foyer are double French doors that open to a light-filled and carpeted formal living room with a gas fireplace with marble surrounding and hearth. A set of French doors lead to a bright family room with a two-sided, floor to ceiling gas fireplace and wet bar. Hardwood floor with inlaid carpet complete the family area that overlooks the gorgeous water and sunset views. French doors take you into a conveniently located office with a wall of built in oak bookcases, hardwood floor and double sliders that again provide a beautiful pond view. A centrally located guest powder room completes the first floor. The spacious carpeted second floor includes bedrooms and full baths. The sun-filled master suite includes a comfortable bedroom and a second private room for reading and relaxing. With vaulted ceilings, a double-sided fireplace, and French doors leading to a Juliet porch overlooking the perennial garden, it is truly an oasis. The master bath features a granite vanity, double sinks, soaking tub, and separate shower. A 12'x15' closet with custom built-ins provides space to satisfy a discerning clotheshorse. From the closet, there is access to a large storage area above the garage, perfect for storing bulky items. A hallway, with linen and cedar closets, leads to 3 bedrooms, each with a custom designed closet. The first bedroom offers pond views and an in-suite bathroom with granite vanity and tub shower. Across the hall, another bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and windowed dormer alcove. The third bedroom is large and bright. A skylighted hall bathroom with a granite vanity and oversized walk in shower completes the second floor. The lower level features a three-room suite that includes a family room, bedroom, and bathroom. Both the family room and bedroom open to a patio walkway and perennial garden with pond views. A wet bar and refrigerator make the family room a great entertaining spot, and an adjoining game room with a pool table adds to this level's appeal. The lower level bedroom's built-in bookcase and hutch provide storage and workspace. A walk in closet completes this private oasis. The lower level also includes a custom designed wine closet, exercise room, and two double door storage closets. Finally, this house provides a semi-finished room with built in shelves and workbench, access to a mechanical utility room featuring two Heil furnaces, two humidifiers, and two water softeners. The storage area opens to a paved walkway, allowing for accessible storage for large items that would typically clutter the garage. This amazing home has it all - spacious living space, architectural beauty, and water views - all within a lovely neighborhood surrounded by nature preserves and walking trails. Included, also, is an Invisible Fence System to keep your furry friend safe. Close to hospital, metra & shopping plus low taxes.