A gracious Mediterranean retreat in the heart of Cheviot Hills’ Country Club Estates, this exquisite villa offers an air of old-world romance to newly built construction. The ultra-private front courtyard entry featuring mature, Italian-inspired landscaping, fire pit and tranquil water feature sets the tone for the house beyond. A dramatic foyer with impossibly high ceilings beckons you through and one can’t help but appreciate every detail that went into creating this masterpiece of architectural design. Juxtaposition between the alabaster-esque entryway tiles and deeply hued hard wood has created a striking effect as you enter beyond. There’s a formal living room with exposed beams and imposing fireplace. This leads to the handsome wood-paneled study that doubles as a guest room suite. There is a formal, circular dining room with a path through the traditional butler’s pantry leading into the chef’s kitchen and great room. Here you will find a space basked in the Tuscan sun as all glass doors open to the outside entertaining space. An entertainer’s mecca complete with built-in barbeque and kitchen, comfortable seating, television, and just steps from the expanse of grass, pool and Jacuzzi, all framed by magenta bougainvillea. Back inside, the kitchen presents every amenity the discerning eye will appreciate: three dishwashers, two Subzero refrigerators in addition to the full sized wine fridge. Walk-in pantry, custom copper Farmhouse sink, oversized island, two sinks and a cozy breakfast banquette that overlooks the backyard. Up the sweeping staircase are the sleeping quarters that boasts a palatial master suite, a serene retreat which includes a fireplace separating the bedroom from the cozy sitting area and a balcony which provides a stunning view of the backyard below. The suite also includes massive his and hers walk-in closets, a bathroom with two toilet rooms, enormous shower, spa tub and dual vanities. The three additional upstairs bedrooms are all en suite, generous in size and offer both style and function. Measuring in at over four thousand square feet with a lot over nine thousand and conveniently located in the award winning Castle Heights School District, this is a truly impressive property that deserves your immediate attention.