With all the grace and grandeur of a French chateau overlooking beautiful Lake Karapiro, this prestigious country estate on 7150sqm is a tranquil safe haven like no other. The aristocratic property set in manicured park-like grounds represents a rare opportunity for discerning purchasers to spread out and retreat from the pace of the world. An easy commute from the highly desirable township of Cambridge and the greater Waikato region with Auckland, Tauranga and Taupo within easy reach. Everything about the property speaks to the highest quality. From a securely gated entry, visitors cruise along a stunning tree-lined avenue to arrive in a circular driveway around an Italian feature fountain. Compelling lake views come into focus from virtually every room in the house once through the grand foyer. Each Chateau wing has it's own stairway, the west wing leads to a generously proportioned master bedroom with ensuite, walk in wardrobe and storage area. With the east wing featuring a substantial main bedroom also with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite whilst the other bedrooms take a French and Scottish decorative theme. Large flowing living areas including a formal dining room, lounge room with fireplace, games room and a wine cellar/tasting room which are designed for luxurious entertaining. The practical layout positions family-focused rooms around the beautiful kitchen, being well-equipped for full-scale event catering with a Swedish AGA cooker oven and scullery or an intimate family meal. With numerous grand traditional living spaces, including a library/office, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, the home provides incredible options for an executive family, an embassy or as a leadership venue for a corporate business. Closer to the lake from the patio, wander down to the sun drenched pool or sauna which can also be accessed through the wine cellar. This inspirational home leaves a lifelong impression amongst all who visit. Call to enquire confidentially today.