One Roof's guide to what's on the market in Rotorua this week.
There's a shortage of quality lifestyle properties available for discerning buyers in and around Rotorua right now, and this renovated 1970s fibrolite home with an iron roof is one of the best we've seen for a while with sweeping rural and lake views, and a crisp, bright, modern layout. It boasts four bedrooms plus large living areas, an attractive kitchen and offers plenty of room for a family. The double garage is internally accessed and there's a separate stand-alone garage too. There's enough land for a few animals if that's your thing, and also significant potential for developing the garden. Price by negotiation.
360 Spencer Road, Lake Tarawera, Rotorua
This is a huge weatherboard property with a floor area of 409sq m, set on 30983sq m of beautiful native bush covered grounds with sensational lake views. It was built in 2002 but looks as if it could have been standing for more than a century with its chapel ceilings, leadlight windows, ceiling roses, claw foot bath and ornate fireplaces. There's a separate cottage for extended family the garden is full of mature trees. You even have a little stream, and the air is always filled with birdsong. Rotorua CBD is an easy drive away, taking 30 minutes or so. Tender closes March 20.