If your home is a castle, then this special place is a palace! Situated on a corner lot and enveloped in glass, skylights summon the sunshine inward creating an inner happiness throughout the home and deep within the souls of those that come calling. From the moment one enters this spectacular property, the eye sweeps across the welcoming space that feels both expansive and simultaneously intimate. Whether derived from the 12'+ ceiling height, the extra width of the property or the sheer depth of the home, one only knows for sure that they are arriving somewhere magical. Intelligently arranged furniture clusters allow an owner to create an atmosphere that is conducive for large festive parties or small parlor-style conversations held quietly around the gas fireplace. Conceptualized as an open floor plan the kitchen is the loving center and anchor of this home. Stylishly appointed with top of the line appliances including a generous Viking refrigerator, 6-burner Verona stove and extremely quiet Bosch dishwasher, the kitchen emanates a welcoming luxury. The extra-large Carrera marble island, accented by perfectly positioned pendant lighting, is a natural gathering place with informal seating. No detail was overlooked; from the sound deadening hardwood floors to the classic crown-moulding profiles; from the built-in island bookshelf for cookbooks and abundant storage to under counter and display cabinet lighting; from the automatic Hunter Douglas shades to the Nest thermostats. Every inch of this home has intertwined thoughtful design with purpose and beauty. Upstairs you will find a tranquil haven in the owner's suite. 16' high cathedral ceilings are juxtaposed with exposed brick to create an atmosphere of calming sophistication. The windowed alcove a perfect spot to read, meditate, or reflect upon the day. Soothing in palette, yet architecturally interesting, the en-suite spa-like bath offers a glass rain shower with classic Subway tiles that wrap around the space as comforting as a warm embrace. The wall to wall mirror cleverly conceals a TV to keep abreast of world events while the desirable double vanity is spacious enough for two to easily prepare for a night out on the town or receiving guests at home. A laundry room and adjacent walk-in linen closet add thoughtful convenience to all four upper level bedrooms. Closet and storage space are abound on the large 1000 sqft lower level, including enough space to house and show-off an impressive wine collection. A secondary kitchen, bedroom and bath is the perfect Mother-in-Law or au pair suite. Currently income producing, it is equipped with its own thermostat, full-size washer/dryer and separate private entrance. This dream oasis is only made better by its enviable location near Lincoln Park, Eastern Market and a myriad of shopping, dining and commuting options that Capitol Hill has to offer. Add in two-car parking and an organic, self-maintaining garden with irrigation system, this jewel of a home beckons to only the most discerning buyers..