The laneway leads us past the vineyards and towards the French country estate, which itself is placed deep into the property protected by shade trees and a large wrought iron gate; giving you pause as to what is on the other side. The gate opens; you are led down a circular driveway made of interlocking stone, around a massive shrub bed obscuring the Porte Cochere, and deposited at the covered entrance to the home. Of course, if curiosity gets the best of you, you may scoot through a side pagoda and relax under the massive veranda, cooling the home from the sunniest sides - just to breathe in the park-like views. This home is designed with three separate areas, the owner suite with its creative private spaces, the open dining and living areas, and a staircase leading to the guest bedrooms, sitting area, hobby room, and den. Stepping outside you notice a wrought iron fence that borders the South Thompson River from the yard, lawn and shrub beds dancing around fruit trees, and a pond casting down a stone retaining wall. Making your way to the reflection pool your mind’s eye is distracted by the art pieces placed here and there inviting inspection. Two wells feed 57 irrigation zones and two geothermal furnaces with calm and constant radiant heat. Solar collectors give back utility credits as do produce from the raised vegetable garden beds and fruit trees. The old garage, which was to be replaced with a new garage and apartment for a gardener is supplied with 200 amp services. The property is bordered by an organic farmer on one side, a small Conference Center not visible, on the other, 5 minutes to a golf course, and 20 minutes drive to Kamloops.