Location only begins to describe the attributes of this three-story Colonial masterpiece. Perched atop historic “Oak Hill” on 1.5 wooded acres and backing onto Fence Creek, it’s within walking distance to the center of Madison, two town beaches, and Hammonasset Beach State Park, and minutes to commuting options. Comprising 16 rooms, with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, the entire home has been renovated and updated — including the private, two-bedroom apartment on the third floor. Ideal for visiting family or friends, and it also can be rented short-term to generate income. Enter the main house from the covered front porch — admiring the hardwood flooring throughout — and turn to either the living room or dining room, both with wood-burning fireplaces. The gourmet kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, abundant cabinet space, and breakfast nook with views of Fence Creek and its often-sighted bald eagles, egrets, and other birds. The kitchen leads to the family room, which opens onto an expansive deck. The second floor includes the master bedroom, with sitting area, walk-in closet, and master bath, four additional bedrooms, and two full baths. The lower level mudroom, with a large California Closet, leads to a private, three-room suite offering various possibilities:offices (the home is business-zoned), gym, playroom, guest quarters. Highlighting the landscaped backyard are a stone patio, sun deck, gardens, stone-walled walkways, and detached two-car garage.