Seize this opportunity to own a sprawling Mediterranean estate surrounded by authentic old-world influences. Spanning over 6300 SF, this residence is in a gated community on the outskirts of Lafayette. This home is situated on an exceptionally large lot just under an acre with a gorgeous pool and waterfront views of a tranquil cypress pond. This rare home site unites all the romance of the past with a present-day modern home.Inside, an opulent spa-inspired master wing offers many luxurious features including a steam room, a cedar sauna, a circular soaking tub, a built-in towel warmer, heated flooring, a walk-in shower with multi-jets and a private hideaway courtyard encasing an outside shower. Impress guests with a dramatic focal point at the main level, a stone waterfall cascading down the outer stairwell wall. The gourmet kitchen clad with premium finishes and fixtures boasts a top-of-the-line custom Wolf appliances with a warmer, fryer, steamer microwave/convection oven, wine fridge, full-sized individual subzero refrigerator and separate full-sized subzero freezer. These superior instruments are accented by quartzite slab countertops stretched over the oversized island, and limestone floors laid in a contemporary variegated pattern. Picture warmly hosting friends on the expansive covered lanai with the backdrop of an awe-inspiring waterfront and resort-like pool oasis. Lounge in any of the multiple seating areas while smelling the fragrances of food on the grill. The full outdoor kitchen is outfitted with standard sized refrigerator, gas grill and a built-in Big Green Egg cooker. Whether exercising or entertaining guests, splash into year-round enjoyment in the impressive heated gunite custom pool and hot tub featuring a water fall. On summer days, relax and soak up the sun on the tanning deck which contains bubblers. Then, on chilly nights, cozy up to either of the two outdoor wood-burning fireplaces - one on each level of the home - while gazing at the serene pool and pond views. Unwind upstairs on the balcony terrace, a secluded haven with a large seating area around a fireplace, a wall-mounted television and bird's-eye view of the landscape below. Impressive equipment included with the home is a reverse osmosis water system, extensive upgrading on windows (UV protection), all slab and foundation work dramatically increased from recommended specifications, hurricane strapping installed on every rafter, foam insulation throughout even in interior walls, tankless water heaters, a generator and more. There is an extensive security/SMART whole-house technology system installed as well as a safe room. An unforgettable theatre and gaming experience is available in the upstairs stadium-style media room which includes custom lighting, overhead projection and a mini kitchen. There is a large laundry room and ample open driveway areas, a three-car attached garage with an oversized storage/workroom and a 4th separate garage which currently doubles as a workshop. This prestigious private gated community offers its residents an abundance of common areas including a baseball field, soccer field, Pet Park and a large green area with a 1500 SF two-story tree house, running track, walking trails and recreation areas. Take hold of this unique chance to own a bit of heaven on earth. Please see attached list of home's amenities. Call today!