Situated on nearly two acres in one of Raleigh's premier gated communities, this home is perfectly positioned on a quiet cul-de-sac and gains privacy from the adjoining Army Corps of Engineers land and Falls Lake. This level of serenity and seclusion in the heart of North Raleigh is a rare find. A perfect combination of comfort and luxury, this custom-built estate is an entertainer’s paradise. The elegant two-story foyer with winding staircase and piano alcove welcomes family and guests alike. The open and spacious layout on the main level features a formal dining room, sunken great room, and a gourmet kitchen that will be the envy of every top chef. The first floor is complete with a stately office and convenient guest suite that offers sweeping views of the backyard. With almost 3,000 square feet in the lower level, you will find ample space for recreation including a wet bar, kitchenette, home gym, theater with seating for twelve, and a bonus room perfect for a ping pong or pool table. The backyard is an absolute dream for the sports enthusiast. Enjoy an active lifestyle with fabulous outdoor amenities. A versatile sports court lends itself to basketball, tennis, hockey, volleyball, and badminton. When the temperature drops, it's designed to be flooded and frozen for an ice hockey or skating rink. If that's not enough, sports lovers will also find a batting cage and putting green in their own back yard. Entertaining guests around the spa and saltwater pool next to the outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and covered veranda is a delight!