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Dancing on the line between two sections, this substantial split-level family home in Waipahihi was designed to suit the sloping nature of the land and make the most of panoramic lake views.
Monopitch roof lines complement simple cladding and stone features, giving this home a sleek modern exterior.
The sharp lines carry inside where a 2.7m stud offers a good feeling of space throughout. A raking ceiling enhances the open feeling of the core living space. Large windows and sliders create a fluid transition from indoor living spaces to tiled decks to the north and south. The extensive glazing creates a superb connection to the scenery, allowing warmth and light to stream inside.
The split levels create spacious but private living space on the lower platform. Step up to the mid-floor with its open-plan kitchen/dining/living room, a snug, master bedroom, ensuite and spa room.
Guests will feel right at home on the upper level with two cosy bedrooms, powder room and bathroom. There’s also triple garaging with a step-down laundry area.