Hidden behind a secured, gated and sculptured driveway entrance you will find a 45 acre lake, a private pond and a custom entrance stone bridge. This home is conveniently accessible on Hwy 22 near the rapidly developing township of Livingston & Hwy 463. There is a true lake front estate feel to the property. This waterfront home is a perfectly located retreat from the hustle of Jackson & Madison. Entering the large great room you face a custom set of windows designed to capitalize on the best lake views in Madison County. The old brick fireplace creates a second focal point as well as the pleasing appeal achieved by combining natural wood beams and French country materials. Accompanying the beautiful custom windows, you have beautiful French doors opening to a generous screened porch and a second living/eating area with a large sleeper swing. The kitchen is fabulous, well designed & will accommodate a large group. The functionality of the many drawers & cabinets in the kitchen, the nearby pantry and a seating area for the cook to relax while chopping ingredients makes this a kitchen those who love to cook will thoroughly enjoy. At one end of the dining area is a dry wine storage buffet, an easy reach for cooking or serving. A few steps down the hall is a children's bunk room that accommodates 4 which is just across from the 1/2 bath. Two lovely guest rooms with a full bath are located upstairs and include wonderful views of the lake. The master is on the main floor and somewhat hidden behind the great room & kitchen. The master suite has a spacious feel with a nice walk in closet and comfortable bath. The substantial accommodations spoil the host & hostess, as it should be! The outdoor space encompasses a variety of spaces. A stone patio stretches across the rear of the home to a covered parking area for three vehicles, paved, lighted & well designed brick walkway leads to the convenient porch entrance. A storage area easily accommodates your golf cart, 4 wheel vehicle, boat & accessories. Just adjacent is a covered alfresco dining area perfect for delivering delicious meals from the fire pit or kitchen. Also, a child's freestanding "playhouse" should entertain the little ones while the adults relax. A few steps below is a fire pit overlooking the lake. Make this secluded 26 acre estate your new weekend get away or full time lifestyle, come tour today!