Private gated Country french estate on 6.7 acres close to Rye beaches & Portsmouth. Elegant circular drive, granite facade, extensive walkways, Koi water feature, all impress. Grand entry has mahogany deck w/ heated seating area for those cool evenings. An amazing epicurean kitchen w/multiple work stations, butcher block island, SS Viking appliances, wine & beverage coolers, warming trays & a built in Viking expresso maker, conjure Julia Childs gourmet meals. Richly appointed dining room STUNS w/ built -in wine cabinetry. An open flow great rm w/ floor to ceiling granite fireplace boasts surround sound, Clerestory windows, french doors to upper deck overlooking lush landscaped in-ground pool w/ patio & Old world style master suite boasts spa bath w/ Carrera marble, steam shower, dressing room & walk in closet. Office on 1st floor has beautiful "re-purposed" marble surround. Gym area & in law/au pair suite add to 3 other expansive bedrooms all with own bath and high ceilings. Remarkable lower level offers a home theatre, 2nd kitchen, guest quarters, game room, and entertainment/popcorn bar. Outdoors space features; fire-pit, demi basketball court, 3 fireplaces, hot tub & mahogany heated front deck. State of the art Geo-Thermal heating, media projector w/ special screen, central air conditioning, extensive security system, recent (2010-2012) $900,000 systems & design upgrade all showcase this rare offering for the discerning buyer looking for privacy, comfort & style.