This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath upcountry, contemporary charmer sits within the prestigious Sandalwood neighborhood in Waimea on the northwest end of Hawaii Island. Stream front on one full acre of fairly level land, the estate home enjoys panoramic views of Mauna Kea, Hualalai Mountain and the Kohala mountains. While this beautifully landscaped property is distinctly rural and private, Kamuela town with all its services, art galleries, boutiques, performing arts and additional cultural venues, and world renowned restaurants is just minutes away. This newly rennovated residence reflects both comfort and style and is located within very close proximity to the island’s finest elementary and high schools ‘ Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Parker School. The plantation-style architecture and standing seam roof are signatures of the homes in Sandalwood, reflecting the not-so-distant-past industry that ruled in this region: sugar cane cultivation and processing. Today, ranching and farming continue to have a strong presence contributing to the country town vibe. Not surprising, Meyer lemon and tangerine citrus trees, as well as patches of Waimea’s famous strawberries are planted on property. The artful interior space has been completely renovated, including all new, high-end stainless steel appliances, heaters and a stove-pipe fireplace in the great room. Additional highlights include a rustic, original-style hot tub located directly off the ensuite master bath, heated floors in the bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, sleek, modern detailing throughout, and whimsical, custom-designed crystal chandeliers and light fixtures. Bonus rooms include an office in the spacious two-car garage; a bright, open sunroom directly off the great room with French doors leading to the large, attractive lawn area that stretches down to the creek; and an efficient utility room with front load LG washer and dryer.