Perched high above Canada’s warmest lake, overlooking the country’s most bountiful vineyards and orchards, Bella Vista offers tuscan style living in a setting few homes can rival. Known for its sage covered hills and pastel sunsets, Osoyoos is home to award-winning vineyards and family-owned fruit orchards, and Bella Vista takes full advantage of the area’s tremendous natural beauty. A country style, cyprus-lined road leads to this old world setting guarded by wrought iron gates and electronic surveillance. Elegent porte-cochere entrance, lush gardens and terraced courtyard with three car, temperature controlled garage establishes the scene for what’s to come; an impressive but inviting home, extensive Indian limestone terraces with multiple al fresco dining options, salt water pool with full service, marble floored pavilion, built-in black granite BBQ cook centre, Kleig-lite tennis court and newly installed putting green with sand bunker and brick patio, all perfectly positioned to take advantage of this dramatic location. Beautiful Okanagan cherrywood entry way sets the scene for a truly elegant but livable interior with many European features; 30 foot vaulted livingroom ceiling, inlaid marble floors, six sets of french doors overlooking a luminous valley setting, floor to ceiling windows, magnificent crystal chandeliers, and formal curved staircase leading to a graceful master suite. Two French-doored balconies, double-sided fireplace, sitting room and spectacular spa-like bathroom make this retreat very special. Guest room on the same floor also features double french doors leading to a view balcony. The chef-inspired kitchen with black granite countertops, double Thermador ovens, Sub Zero frige/freezer, gas range and all the tools needed to entertain large groups ajoins a well equiped family room and full service wet bar with audio-video entertainment system, three reverse osmosis chillers, scene-setting lighting and incredible views of the Osoyoos Valley. The lower floor offers a large, fully equiped gym, games room with pool table and Bose sound system, guest room with glass enclosed steam shower, cedar lined 500 bottle wine cellar and storage especially designed for sports equipment. A marble floored workshop is control centre for features such as the instant hot water, hi-efficiency air conditioning, water softening and purification, wireless internet and security systems. Perfectly positioned to capture the all-day sun of Canada’s only desert location, tuscan inspired Bella Vista overlooks the long and languid lake you can walk to in five minutes. Or drive to any number of well known vineyards within minutes of your front door, downtown Osoyoos, the US border, play golf at Osoyoos Golf and Country Club or ski at nearby Mt Baldy.