You'll feel like you're stepping into a grand Tuscan Villa when entering this absolutely breathtaking, masterfully designed massive estate that exudes Old World style elegance. This truly unique property is nestled on 3 acres of landscaping that seamlessly marries wild and clipped with wooded and manicured features. The landscaping, gorgeous pool waterscape and stone step pads reinforce the Old World authenticity, highlighting the glamour of this imperial and graceful abode. The elegant 2-story entryway features a dramatic hand-painted dome, stunning staircase, windows, chandeliers, and balcony that showcase intricate ironwork. The home is expertly decorated with Old World textures and neutral hues that blend well with contemporary artwork and sculpture. The majestic cream colored stone floors, the 8 hand-painted columns, hand-painted ceilings, stained glass windows, bluestone terrace, expansive master bedroom oasis with spa bathroom, ensuite bedrooms, huge finished walk-out lower level complete with theatre, and main floor bar/game room all demonstrate the superior architectural and design craftmanship of this estate. Some of the striking hand finishes you'll notice are reflected on the kitchen's and master bedroom's ceilings that are extraordinary works of art in themselves. The dramatic, yet functional, kitchen has a huge center island topped with multi-hued stone, beautiful cherry cabinetry, Brazilian cherrywood flooring, marble backsplash, and top of the line appliances, including a 6 burner Viking-Pro range, Bosch dishwasher and Sub-Zero frig. The kitchen also has a built-in hutch with sink, and a large breakfast room surrounded by windows. The kitchen leads into the spacious family room with walk out to the terrace, and stately 2-story stone fireplace. The expansive, lower level has a bedroom with fireplace, full bath, large exercise area, craft room, billiards and game room, lounge areas, plus a screened in porch. Fantastic place for entertaining! This grand estate combines sophistication and elegance with family friendly and entertaining functionality and warmth. 2 garages have 2.5 spaces each. Access to top notch District 220 schools, and the myriad amenities that South Barrington offers make this a highly desirable place to call home. Come and see it!