The beautifully tranquil Woodgate Estate is a  17,000-square-foot home on 26 acres of land in St. Charles, Illinois. The estate features six bedrooms and 10 total baths. It was custom built in 1996 for the current owners, who recently moved overseas. The home served as a private retreat for their family and many successful business endeavors.

A half-mile private drive through thousands of trees brings you to a dramatic, Japanese-inspired gated entry with circular drive. The property boasts a five-acre Japanese-inspired garden, which was designed by award-winning Japanese garden designer Hoichi Kurisu. Features include exotic tree species, large granite boulders, a mile of manicured paths, bridges, and trails. Other exterior amenities include a tennis court, meditation deck, an outdoor pool with waterfall and several ponds, all overlooking 26 acres of pristine wetlands.

Sliding double doors lead to the great room, which is centered around a waterfall, lush trees, and two fireplaces. The spa includes a lounge, dry & steam sauna, soaking tub and wet bar.

There is also a serene indoor pool and garden atrium.

The executive home office is substantial enough for large meetings.

The open kitchen features Sub-Zero and Viking appliances an opens to a dining area overlooking the pool.

There is also a separate formal dining room.

Bedrooms include a 1,700-square-foot master suite with private deck and there is also a separate house manager apartment.

The property accommodates parking for 14 cars and is equipped with smart-home technology that allows the entire home to be controlled at the touch of a single button. This home has received numerous awards and has been featured in leading industry magazines for its design and innovativeness.

It is listed for $2.499 million with Anne Kearns of @properties.