LATTINGTOWN. Nestled in a wooded wonderland, this totally renovated and expanded 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath colonial offers an enchanting 2.3+ acre retreat with emerald lawns, mature specimen plantings and is nearly surrounded by lush trees and shrubs. Approached by a long driveway off a private road, this lovely new home welcomes guests with a long brick walk and covered front porch. An ample parking courtyard services the attached 2-car garage and the serene, fully fenced rear property. This is enjoyed from a spacious new raised deck accessed from the kitchen and dining room. Though seemingly in a world of its own, it enjoys a perfect location in the heart of Locust Valley, one of the Gold Coasts charming and historic communities. Settled originally by farmers around 1667, the Locust Valley area blossomed with the arrival of the railroad in 1870, and soon its rolling, wooded hillsides were dotted with grand estates, horse farms, polo fields and private clubs. Today, this charming one square-mile hamlet offers its 3,500+ residents a delightful shopping district with boutiques, dining, library and railway station and access to golf, boating nature preserves, estate parks and more. Completely redesigned into an open floor plan ideal for entertaining, the homes interior boasts the finest in finishes and construction. A spacious foyer, with powder room and a new open staircase, features gleaming hardwood floors that flow throughout the home. Beyond the staircase, a large convenient laundry room and the garage are accessed. The bright and welcoming living room features a cathedral ceiling, a raised marble-faced fireplace, and large triple windows on 3 exposures. Open to the living room and foyer, the fabulous new eat-in kitchen offers ample marble-topped cabinetry that includes a center island and a peninsula with seating area shared with the living room. State-of-the-art stainless steel appliances comprise a French-door refrigerator with in-door ice and water, a convection/microwave oven, dishwasher, and a 6-burner gas stove with oversized oven. It, along with the sizeable adjoining formal dining room, opens through atrium doors to the inviting deck ideal for al fresco dining. On the second floor, a large, sunny landing leads to a spacious master suite with huge walk-in closet and master bath featuring a tub, shower and large vanity. Four additional bedrooms, with ample windows and closets, share an attractive new hall bath. The lower level, accessed from the open staircase in the foyer, provides a perfect venue for entertaining with a huge recreation room proffering a corner fireplace, French doors opening to the wooded side yard, and wood-like porcelain tile floors that continue into the adjoining guestroom and full bath. With approximately 3,500-square-feet of completely redone living space, this exceptional better-than-new home is ideal for those seeking to just move in and start living the good life so sought after on Long Islands fabled North Shore Gold Coast.