A lifelong love of travel and blissful Mediterranean holidays were the inspiration for this exceptional 420sqm (more or less) residence, located on the shores of Lake Rotoroa in Hamilton. With breath taking views from sunrise to sunset awaiting you here, it's easy to think you are on the shores of one of Italy's northern lakes rather than right in the heart of the city with all the entertainment and amenities of the CBD a short stroll away. An inspiring partnership between designer Darryl Bell and highly regarded builder Greg McGovern created this award-winning home. Constructed from solid plaster with handmade terracotta roof tiles, this contemporary home ensures effortless connection with its surroundings, welcoming in as much light as possible while remaining warm and quiet, and allowing the spectacular views of the Lake to be its focus. Conceptualised as an Italian-inspired villa, the home includes expansive open plan living with soaring ceilings and a stunning chef's kitchen at its very heart. Slight variations in floor height as you move through the house ensure the views are maximised. Entertaining here would be a dream, as indoor living effortlessly connects to the outdoors and natural surroundings, including a spacious covered portico with fireplace that epitomizes the sense of peace this property embodies. The 962sqm (more or less) property is set down a private driveway with triple car garaging and plenty of storage. Immaculately landscaped grounds perfectly reflect the style of the home and complement the outlook, with clipped box hedging and plantings including red geraniums, olives and citrus. The family who live here love the sense of peace and tranquility their waterfront position evokes. They have enjoyed the easy access to walking trails plus the myriad of recreational activities on their doorstep - from water sports on the lake to the cafes of Hamilton for weekend coffees. A short stroll to Waikato Hospital and the CBD, this premium lakeside property delivers the best in city living.