Wide open spaces surround this wonderful new residence in rural Waimate. Designed especially for a farming couple and their children, the rustic beauty exists in harmony with its natural surroundings while catering to modern life. In the kitchen and dining area, polished concrete floors sprawl forth with an almost glass-like finish, absorbing the sun’s rays and redistributing heat as the day rolls on. Sweeping steps cascade to the carpeted living area. Light floods in through floor-to-ceiling windows and sliders that enhance indoor-outdoor flow. Exposed macrocarpa trusses add a grand country feel, drawing attention to the stunning stud height and tying the open-plan space together. The entertainer’s kitchen leaves no stone unturned; it’s central island mirrors the feature fire surround in the living area. The scenery provides a blissful backdrop for everyday life. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms serve family life beautifully. The master ensuite is the owners’ retreat.