The distinguished exterior of this exceptional home sets the tone of what is to come. Sited on three acres of lush green space with private 300’ frontage on the St. Joseph River it is surrounded by landscaping that delights the senses with open, rolling lawns, mature trees, well-tended garden space, pergolas and a river patio that includes an oh so convenient boat dock. Upon entering, symmetry, proportion and scale define the interior. Providing over 8700 SF of living space in two buildings the residence presents with generously proportioned rooms and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Beautifully appointed with fine architectural details, the home includes a central hall, gracious formal rooms that allow for natural light and outstanding views, as well as an impressive chef’s kitchen and breakfast area suitable for intimate gatherings or large scale entertaining. The master suite is roomy and private and includes a separate sitting area and an elegant spa bath for the close of day. There is a very, tailored and handsome den/office and a walkout lower level replete with a brick fireplace, cozy bar and ample space for relaxing. Now add a separate guesthouse that delivers a full kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath plus a garage that is temperature controlled for your collectibles and you have space for everyone and everything. This one of a kind residence embraces all that is traditional but relaxes the rules so you can live effortlessly. Location With access to both the St. Joe River, Lake Michigan and all of Southwest Michigan there is a plethora of opportunity to visit, shop and dine in the “truly” charming towns of not only St. Joseph but also Saugatuck, New Buffalo, Union Pier and South Bend. Speaking of South Bend, there are two very famous academic institutions located there- The University Of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College. Think “FALL”, think “GAME DAY”, think “CONVENIENCE” then think how your family and friends will always want to come for a visit, no matter what season. Talk about shaking down the thunder!