Set in Lake Forest's premier enclave, Newell's Reserve, this grand residence offers the ultimate private family retreat complete with a custom inground pool, surrounded by mature trees and overlooking acres of Open Lands with picturesque trails. An open floorplan makes everyday living and entertaining easy with an effortless flow. Soaring architectural ceilings, large picture windows and a finished 1,932 square-foot basement result in making this home live even larger than its 3,730 square feet. A designer selected neutral color palette highlights rich refinished hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, stunning millwork, wainscoting and other fine detailing. On the first floor, a living room and front office provide the introduction to a house that balances formal and informal living. With views overlooking the lush landscaping, the chef's kitchen features professional appliances such as Viking, Bosch and SubZero, and opens to a bright family room, fireplace, wet bar, dining space and butler's pantry - making it the ideal place to spend quality time or host guests. Another plus is the large first floor laundry room and adjoining mudroom. The finished basement offers a multi-purpose recreation room and media room, plus a fifth bedroom, exercise room, newer full bath and lots of storage. Upstairs, there are three family bedrooms with walk-in closets, window seats and architectural ceilings. The master suite rests behind double doors and feels like its own luxury hideaway with a large master bathroom, walk-in shower, jetted tub, see-through fireplace, two vanities and walk-in closet. Beyond the residence, the backyard feels like a private resort, thanks to a heated custom pool designed by Barrington Pools, patio and lush gardens, all screened by mature trees. A special location, convenient to walking trails, schools and shopping, make this home a true must- see.