As the wrought-iron front gate swings open, the wonder and excitement will overcome your senses as you see one of the few estates in this area. Tucked away near Mahomet and bordering a lake, this property is located on 3.36 acres of mature landscaping and grounds with magnificent 200+ year-old white oaks, a private garden area, a grape arbor with other fruit-producing trees, and a formal garden with a reflecting pond. A fountain is the centerpiece of the circular driveway that gives access to two separate four-car garages, with one featuring an open upstairs ready to be finished as an art studio or apartment suite. Built in the 1930s, no attention to detail was spared, and there will be several surprises for you to discover as you explore the more than 8,000 sq. ft. of living space! The front entry opens to reveal a staircase that is graceful and magnificent in detail. The first floor features rooms that will remind you of Downton Abbey, including a ladies' powder room, a bar area with an attached billiards room, and a half bath. The stunning library/study with lead glass windows has wall-to-wall built-in bookshelves and a fireplace. It flows into a spacious four-season sunroom with abundant windows and doors leading out to the bluestone veranda, which overlooks the inground swimming pool, complete with a private dressing room. The view is further enhanced with the backdrop of a gazebo that's perfect for enjoying the abundant outdoor space. The living room, dining room, and family/breakfast room provide lovely living areas and plenty of space for entertaining. The vast and recently updated kitchen has new stainless steel appliances illuminated by pendant lighting, plus a special ambient lighting feature at both the ceiling and floor levels. Any guest you might have will find a place to enjoy their time and feel right at home in! The upstairs features plenty of bedrooms, multiple bonus rooms, a great space for a private office, a full guest suite, and a full master suite. You'll be delighted to consider the many potential uses for each space. A private staircase on the second floor will give you access to the attic. Spanning the entire length of the main part of the house, it boasts an amazing amount of open storage space and includes a cedar storage box for items you’d like under lock and key. Make the trip to the basement, and you’ll find a complete kitchen area, finished family living space, and a bathroom, plus the surprise of a walk-in cedar closet, a dry sauna room, and a mammoth walk-in safe room that's great for storing all sorts of valuables. The current owner has taken care to do many things, such as adding several new windows, an abundant amount of interior painting, complete painting of home exterior and shutters, the installation of a new boiler and water softener, and so much more. Make sure to visit the virtual tour for more photos and an aerial video! A whole new world of inspiring and luxurious living possibilities will awaken in you when you experience a private showing.