Positioned north on a peninsula on the shores of Lake Tarawera, this rustic retreat not far from Rotorua is a sun-soaked star. Cedar cladding, copper spouting and downpipes, and riverstone features add to the charm. Homes seldom sit so naturally in their environment.

Designed to capture lake views and cater to a relaxed lifestyle, this home offers 338sqm of comfort – five bedrooms, four bathrooms and open-plan living. The interior is understated yet packed with detailed features that show a desire for quality. Exposed beams and a recycled fireplace mantle enhance the home’s rustic character. A textured stone floor fits the aesthetic down to the ground.

Night lighting and in-slab heating are two fantastic features. A contemporary kitchen takes care of entertaining and everyday needs.

The home enjoys great flow to the outdoors via expansive windows and glazed sliders. A private covered alfresco space is perfect for soaking up the scenery. It features a heated floor pad and open fire and is sheltered from the lake wind. Perfect.