Shirley Chan
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Premium Hilltop Masterpiece

by Shirley Chan
(Property Guide, Rotorua Daily Post for Duncan Realty)

Premium architectural masterpiece in hilltop location with prestigious address and magnificent lake views


  • Award-winning residence featured in Trends magazine
  • A Don Nelson Architecture design & Moyle Construction built
  • Absolute panoramic views of Lake Rotorua
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 en suites, 2 bathrooms
  • Self-contained guest wing within house
  • Internal elevator
  • Gas fire, under floor heating
  • Quality appliances and equipment
  • Games Room with billiard table
  • 4-car garage with internal access
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Uncompromised quality building materials
  • Outdoor swimming pool

Anyone familiar with award winning architect Don Nelson’s style, this three-level Mediterranean style, six bedroom home on the highest point of the Kawaha Point enclave of prestigious homes, is immediately recognisable. For the unfamiliar, this is a bonus you will cherish. The winning formula of architect Don Nelson with prominent building company Moyle Construction is unsurpassed.

Against a backdrop of magnificent lake views, this property speaks meticulous thought and finish with its automatic iron gates, security panels, grand sweeping stairs, free-flowing curves, wide loggias, grand façade bordered by giant Cycad Palms, outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, grand columns, high stud interiors, curved walls, wrought iron balustrades, internal elevator serving all floors, plentiful use of glass and strong architectural features, all done to an immaculate finish. There is no mistaking the sense of drama. This property makes a firm statement of class, quality and style deserving of the most demanding of owners.

Glass is used effectively and in abundance, maximising magnificent lake views from this vantage point and from almost every part inside this contemporary and modern home. Everything an owner requires and even more that they never thought of, has been incorporated into this tailor-designed and built home. The use of the original six bedrooms has been tailored to suit the current owners but reverting back to six bedrooms is an easy option.

The top floor is dedicated to the total privacy of a very generous sized master bedroom with an enormous en suite, huge walk-in wardrobe and awesome views of the lake and surrounds below.

The main entrance leads into the mid-level, formal lounge, open style modern kitchen with quality appliances and its own little lounge, dining room, laundry and conservatory. A games room comes with flat screen TV, billiard table, drinks bar and a complete self-serving guest wing is a delightful bonus. The guest wing has its own walled garden, sink, bathroom and facilities for TV, fridge and microwave.

The ground floor of two generous sized bedrooms, with a shared en suite, is private and has its own courtyard, leading to the outdoor swimming pool on the mid-level. A beautiful sauna, well-equipped gym room and a carpeted 4-car garage with internal access, plenty of storage and workshop complete this private level of the house.

The view is always present, with the glass walled balcony all around. Gas fired hydro under floor heating and a gas fire in the lounge add comfort and ambience through the cooler months of the year.

To fully appreciate the dramatic effect and quality finish of this property, a viewing is a must. This property is a pick that will you will never regret.