A French country-inspired home with Italianate flair and classic architectural lines. Located on an island, the residence is reached by a bridge at the north end. This home is on the southernmost point having 300 ft of water frontage with breathtaking panoramic views. This is the finest in lake living. Entry into a marble foyer with a balconied winding staircase. The stairwell is illuminated through an elliptical stained glass adorned ceiling with a brilliant crystal chandelier. The great rm has nine ft ceilings adding to the airy ambiance; features a marble faced fireplace & wood paneled walls. A full wall of pocket French doors divides this room with the Conservatory with walls of windows. A stroll down the hallway gives you a glimpse of history. Wall painted murals depict the original home by John Dupree and how the island property and building site appeared in the late 1880’s. In 1892 he purchased the land, dredged a canal and added 30,000 wagonloads of soil to create the island. Off the main hall are two large bedrooms, one with hardwood flooring, & a cozy window seat. The full bath is accented by hand painted Kohler sinks on double vanities, hand painted plaster crown moulding, & crystal light fixtures. The opulent Master suite is expansive. Large windows with expansive lake views. Two California styled walk-in closets. The master bath is luxurious. It features a cathedral ceiling, double vanities with jade marble counters, electric blinds, jetted tub inset to a lakeside windowed bay, tiled shower with dual shower heads, & a private water closet with bidet. A crystal chandelier & crystal wall sconces lights the bath. The master suite leads through French doors to two expansive decks overlooking the lush gardens, patio below & magnificent views of the lake. Nearby is the formal lakeside dining room with a Waterford chandelier beneath the textured, octagon gazebo ceiling & Palladian and floor to ceiling windows. The floral motif includes a custom made carpet to match the walls. The library or home office, features cherry paneled wainscot walls, built-in book cases and shelving, rosewood flooring & coffered cherry wood ceiling. Bright, cheery gourmet kitchen with a full-bayed breakfast area, hand painted custom cabinetry, adorned with granite counters, SST appliances with double ovens, & double drawer dishwashers. The center work / buffet island has a gas range. The wet bar, food prep area has an additional sink and wine chiller. A dumbwaiter will conveniently carry objects to the lower level for servicing your parties. The adjacent utility room has more pantry storage. The full walk-out lower level is open to the lake for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoyment. Two large rec rooms surround a two-sided stone fireplace. The party kitchen & wet bar is nearby. A large lakeside suite with full bath is available for your guests. A screened-in porch is perfect for Summer sleeping. At lakeside is a spa room with hot tub, sauna, 2 dressing rooms & full bath with tiled shower. Large glass windows look out onto the massive brick patio enabling those to stay toasty warm while looking onto the icy lake in the Winter.