Architect Glen Fries took a staid but distinguished brick home on a sought-after Russell Estates cul de sac and transformed it into a seamless blend of modern and timeless, luxuriant and unpretentious. A bluestone courtyard is the preamble to an arched entry that sets the stage for the grand living room beyond, where the statement feature of a 2-story arched alcove is the ideal spot for a favorite heirloom or intimate conversation. French doors here, as well as in the dining and family rooms, open to a terrace, lawn and spa, cloistered by brick sitting walls and mature greenery. The professional-grade kitchen and mudroom are completely custom with the added comfort of radiant heat. A 48” Wolf range and hood, slabs of beautifully veined marble and glass china cupboards add a touch of shine to this high-traffic space. Private areas, including 5 bedrooms and an executive-worthy study with a fireplace and bar, are ingeniously configured for optimal privacy. Visitors will appreciate the first floor guest wing, while a versatile lounge loaded with built-ins supplements the wing above. All bathrooms are pristine and luxe, but the main suite’s sprawling marble bath is akin to a private spa. A sauna, dressing room and 2 walk-ins complete this retreat, which adjoins a staircase down to the gym and climate-controlled wine cellar. If you appreciate impeccable design and craftsmanship and have a penchant for the good life, this home is not to be missed!