Ideally located on nearly an acre of land with its own private putting green and only a short walk to the community’s tennis courts, this magnificent brick 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath farm ranch, with a lavish first floor master suite, is the embodiment of luxury and care-free living for which Manhasset is well known. Surrounded by emerald lawns, specimen trees and shrubs, this custom-built home is part of the gated community of Stone Hill at Manhasset, adjacent to the North Hills Country Club and offering its residents a 24-hour manned Gatehouse, tennis courts, and homeowners’ association, which covers lawn maintenance and snow plowing. Once a farming community that helped feed Manhattan, Manhasset was transformed, by the creation of a train station, into one of the North Shore’s first and most picturesque commuter towns. This thriving hamlet offers its 8,000 plus residents charming streets lined with majestic trees and stately homes. Located on the shores of Manhasset Bay, this beautiful “Gold Coast” village that is within a half-hour commute to Manhattan includes a delightful business district, a park with landmark gazebo, the famed Americana outdoor shopping center with its many boutiques, and proximity to two world renowned hospitals, golf, yachting, museums, and excellent fine and casual dining. Offering a bright and airy floor plan, this exquisitely designed and maintained home boasts high ceilings, hardwood floors, an unfinished basement, ample storage and closet space, a steam room plus an expansive bluestone rear patio overlooking a secluded yard with private putting green. Off a wide driveway leading to an attached 3-car garage, a bluestone front walk and arched portico welcome guests through double doors into a stunning entry foyer with high cathedral ceiling, striking faux painted limestone walls and galleries leading to opposite wings of the house. Straight ahead, hardwood floors flow into the breathtaking living room featuring an even higher, 2-story cathedral ceiling accented by a soaring wall of Palladian-style windows with French doors to the patio. A wide doorway off the foyer enters the sunny and elegant formal dining room with tray ceiling, attractive moldings and access across the left gallery to the gourmet country kitchen. A part of the beautifully appointed great room that connects with the living room and the rear patio, the kitchen features ample white cabinetry with granite countertop and subway backsplash that enfolds a center island with butcher-block top and high-end stainless steel appliances that include a large refrigerator, double-oven, 5-burner gas cooktop, wine cooler, microwave and dishwasher. A peninsula with seating is open to the cheerful family room area enjoying a vaulted ceiling, bay window and cozy fireplace set in a wall of pine cabinetry with overmantle wired for a large panel television. A sunny breakfast area opens to the patio through French doors. Off the gallery accessing the kitchen, are located stairs to the second floor and basement, and access to the garage, laundry room, and side entrance. The other gallery, with charming powder room, opens to the palatial master suite. This fabulous getaway offers a huge master bedroom with tray ceiling, retractable-screen projection television, ample closet space and a sitting area with cathedral ceiling. The unique and sumptuous master spa includes two full baths connected by a large walk-in shower. Each bath features a vanity and commode, and one also includes a jetted tub set in a bay window and a built-in dressing table. Completing the main floor, a hall by the entry leads to an inviting study, with fielded paneling and built-in bookcases, and to a guest room with tray ceiling and a full bath. On the second floor, there are 2 additional bedrooms plus a full bath. One of the bedrooms is quite large and could serve many uses from gym to media room. It includes a large steam room at one end. The full unfinished basement offers tremendous storage capability and the opportunity for future expansion. Come experience this gracious and comfortable home, and you will feel like you are on vacation year-round, so close to fine dining, high-end shopping, golf and boating, and only a half-hour from Manhattan.