Today’s video is in 2 parts

List Price: $2,599,000
The Property: A winding drive through the woods leads to this new 17-room house, designed in the style of a French country manor by the builder, Stephen Kozer, and his wife, Patty Kozer, an interior designer. The home’s well-chosen details start on the exterior, where carefully placed pieces of limestone give depth to the façade, especially in winter when snow and ice highlight the many crannies and ledges. A customized set of wrought-iron insets on the doors carry through to the wrought-iron railings of the main interior staircase.

That attention to detail carries over to the interior, where oversized lamps separate the kitchen and the breakfast room, and a sunny window seat transforms a hallway into an inviting play area. In the foyer, the Kozers showed me how, by foregoing a planned section of curved wall, they dramatically improved the view from the entry through the main living room and out to the woods in back. Those same woods, and, in some cases, a small wetland area, are visible from every window in the house.

The house has a first-floor master suite with its own private terrace, three more bedrooms upstairs (each with its own bathroom), and a three-room suite for relatives or others, complete with a small kitchen. The house’s third kitchen is in the basement, part of the entertainment area.

Price Points: The Kozers initially listed the house two years ago, with an asking price of $3.8 million. There are ten homes in town listed over $1 million; this is the only one listed for more than $2 million.

Listing Agent: Nancy Gibson, Coldwell Banker, 847-753-6239,