rare opportunity to own a secluded custom built home within minutes of downtown Newark has become available in the exclusive Chippenham Woods neighborhood. This 3 level, nearly 7,000 sq ft home with 3-car garage sits on a mostly wooded 2.7-acre lot bordered by a stream. The home is designed for relaxing, year round entertaining and day-to-day efficiency. The entryway welcomes you to two main living spaces complimented by newly refinished hardwood floors and cathedral ceilings. To the left an entertaining space features a panorama of windows overlooking the natural wooded landscape. To the right the family room focuses on a gorgeous stone fireplace and built-in entertainment center. The kitchen connects these spaces with a built-in eating area overlooking the woods & pool, custom cherry cabinets, a Sub Zero refrigerator, and plenty of counter space. Just off the family room, an office with French doors allows privacy while being close to the action. The bedroom wing on the main level is separated from the rest of the home and includes 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom, an oversized laundry room, and a master suite designed for function & relaxation with an en suite bathroom, dressing area separate from sleeping area, 2 walk-in closets, French doors to a private deck as well as a door to the deck spanning the back of the house. A 4th bedroom with private bath separate from the bedroom wing rounds out the main level. A spiral staircase from the main level office takes you to the upper level that includes another private office, a project room, and an open loft overlooking the family room and kitchen. The spiral staircase also connects to the fully finished walk-out basement focused on entertainment & relaxation with a game room lit for billiards & darts, a large screen movie room, second stone fireplace, wet bar, hot tub, fitness area, sauna and screened-in porch. A 5th bedroom with full bath and a workshop complete this lower level. There is another workbench in the garage and a separate insulated, heated 10x16 shed near the garage. The main level and lower level open out to decks & patios with wooded views and easy access to the newly relined 45x20 pool (4/15) with an adjoining deck and gazebo. Enjoy a "staycation" every day at your very own home no matter the season! Watch snowflakes fall while next to a cozy fire; swim laps in the pool on a hot summer day, or relax on the decks listening to the birds and the stream.