Inspired by a European villa, this stunning East Lake Forest home was custom-crafted by master builder Gene Martin, with his legendary quality - true stucco over deep-wall cement construction, slate roof and gorgeous architectural detailing. The approximately 6000 square foot residence is situated on fenced private and professionally landscaped acres, with in-ground pool, bluestone patios and gated entry, and is located directly across from nature conservancy. Grand two-story foyer flows to elegant living room with fireplace and expansive dining room with fireplace and built-in china cabinet, and floor-to-ceiling windows bring showcase nature vistas in both rooms. The large eat-in kitchen opens to a vaulted ceiling family room with fireplace and built ins, and there is an adjacent study, too. All these rooms have exterior access to the welcoming outdoor patios, lawns and pool. The home offers 7 generously-sized bedrooms and 7.2 baths. Five of the bedrooms, including the expansive primary suite with fireplace and domed ceiling, are on the second floor. The handsome first floor office suite has a full bath and closet so can alternate as first floor bedroom as needed, and there is a skylit private third floor bedroom and bath suite off of back stairs as well. 2nd floor laundry. Finished basement includes recreation areas, bathroom and sauna, plus ample storage. Circular paver drive fronts house with auxiliary drive to back-of-house access to heated three car garage. Three new furnaces in Fall 2020, generator....New fence in 2021, newly painted and in pristine condition throughout, move-in ready. Gorgeous lush landscaping, perennials, and mature plantings stand ready to delight - truly a park-like, private setting.