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Royal Melbourne in Long Grove is one of three gated golf course communities that readers of SW Lake Lifestyle call home. Nestled on a wooded lot, an easy wedge shot from the manicured, Greg Norman designed fairways of Royal Melbourne Country Club, sits a stunning home at 4712 Royal Melbourne Drive with more than 10,000 square feet of living space.

A dramatic two-story foyer opens to the living room and dining room, as well as stunning family room with soaring ceilings. Walls of windows have views of the deck and gorgeous English gardens. A cozy game room has a fireplace and yet another serene view.

In the kitchen an expansive island is surrounded by maple cabinetry and crystal chandeliers. Custom cabinetry with pull-out pantry doors, oversized Sub Zero refrigerator and separate freezer, beverage refrigerators and a Butler Pantry set the tone for lovely parties and entertainment. Also on the main level, the bedroom suite is currently being used as an office, but could easily be an in-law or guest suite.

On the second floor the master suite is exquisite with a fireplace and sitting area perfect for reading and meditation. There’s also a spa bath, double shower, multiple vanities and whirlpool tub. The master suite has incredibly large, dual closets/dressing rooms with furniture quality built-ins. Also upstairs are three more very spacious bedrooms.

An amazing finished basement has a traditional movie theater, show-themed bath, large rec room and exercise room. When entertaining outdoors, there’s a wonderful outdoor fireplace and comprehensive decking. A three-bay garage offers additional room for storage.

This stunning example of Georgian architecture is an all-brick home with five bedrooms and six baths, offered at $2 million. All this, in the setting of a fabulous open plan with an European feel, is perfect for entertaining or spending quiet time at home.

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