"Exquisitely sited on the Wye River, a 16.3 mile tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, and overlooking the Wye Island Preserve, this home tells a story about a perfected luxury lifestyle. Sweeping water frontage, stone rip rap, a 200-foot private pier, deep water and multiple slips set the stage for serenity and activity all at once. Full scale entertaining begins with a welcoming paver-styled entry, stone garden walls capped with lantern lighting, and a private circular drive with a lovely paver-styled drop off. Inside the main house, a dramatic barrel vault unfolds into a two story entry foyer crowned with a cupula and clerestory windows. Water views will draw guests further into the extended foyer celebrated with atrium doors, windows, and transoms offering exposures to a waterside covered porch. Exotic cherry floors are a unifying element throughout the main level interior and continue on to a stunning winding stair, embellished with a truly exceptional artist-commissioned rod iron sculptural rail. The extended foyer is sided by a library, sitting room and wet bar with richly finished custom millwork, raised panel wainscoting, fireplace surround and built-ins. Thoughtful design incorporates a gracious open living room with spectacular water views as the main event, followed by a beamed ceiling and stone fireplace. Formal dining adjacent to the living room is presented with paired built-in cabinets, lighted glass shelves, and a tray ceiling with cove lighting. Elegance is consistently upheld by a nearby butler~s service pantry with custom cabinetry, wine cooler and wet bar. Panoramic river views take center stage enhancing the breakfast room and gourmet kitchen. Central to the full service gourmet kitchen, is a contrasting entertainer~s island customized with a built in microwave, breakfast bar and double ogee edge on the granite top. Custom cabinets surround professional appliances including a Wolf gas range and Sub Zero fridge and freezers clad in custom woo"