This magnificent estate, one of the grandest properties in Greater Boston, offers unrivaled privacy with front and rear gated entries controlling access to its 12.7+ acres. The front entry leads to a broad parking court, and upon entering the house guests are greeted by a grand mahogany gallery with a 28-foot barrel vault ceiling. At the rear of the gallery is a rock ledge and waterfall in season. Thus begins the experience of 5 Willow Road, which is divided between formal entertainment areas and comfortable family spaces. These rooms are oriented to the east and south to capture sunlight for much of the day. Built over a six-year period and completed in 2004, this design, by architect Jeremiah Eck, blends elements of Arts and Crafts style with the overall California Lodge design. Over the past three years the property has been completely updated and refinished by architect Thomas Catalano. Construction is commercial grade in almost all respects. The house offers 17,446 square feet on the first two levels and also includes a finished lower level with recreation space and a theater. An underground tunnel leads to a sports and recreation complex, including exercise room, synthetic hockey room, swimming pool with cabana and full kitchen and a tennis court convertible in winter to a refrigerated ice rink. This property offers features too numerous to list or describe. It can only be appreciated in person.