EVERYTHING about this three-storey Spanish-style home is geared towards entertaining; from its lavish outdoor area to its two spacious dining rooms. The 5,000 square feet house, set among the hills of Tai Po, features three beautiful balconies, which look out on to a 12,000 sq ft garden. The property, valued at $25 million, has a spectacular entrance, with a waterfall running alongside the yellow-tiled steps which lead up to the front door. The garage has been converted into a large games room which includes a snooker table, a bar area and a storage space for wine. The adjacent car port has space for two cars. An entrance room features two mirrored walls which reflect a cosy sitting area. The room's off-white lounge suite and chairs are set around a small coffee table. A sliding glass door leads out to a balcony which has views of the garden. Inside, the sitting room features a built-in shelving unit which can be used to display books, and television and stereo equipment. An unusual rock garden decorates the floor area beside a staircase, which leads to the first of the property's two dining rooms. One dining room is decorated in a Chinese style and the other in a Western style. A large rectangular dining table dominates the first room, and can seat up to 12 people. An elaborate chandelier hangs from the centre of the ceiling. Glass sliding doors in the room reveal the picturesque waterfall and garden area outside. Another set of stairs leads to a spacious kitchen, which has three work benches and ample storage space. The cupboards have been designed to conceal all kitchen appliances; even the fridge is disguised as a pantry. A sliding glass window provides handy access to the adjacent dining room. This room features a white marble floor and is surrounded by full-length glass windows - enabling dinner guests to enjoy the view outside. A separate maid's room and kitchen is located next to the main kitchen, with room for two or three people. The master bedroom is tastefully decorated, with a pale green colour used for the carpet and walls. An impressive mirrored passageway leads to the en suite bathroom. For people who like to watch television or listen to music while they bathe, this bathroom is ideal. A special shelf has been built to store the television, and speakers have been set into the wall. The bathroom has a green carpet, cream marble walls and a brown bathtub. There is a full-width mirror, cream marble bench and a brown sink, with silver fittings. The second bedroom would ideally serve as a child's room. It looks out on to a spacious balcony and features a full-length shelving unit. The adjacent bedroom is similar. A third sitting room is located beside the bedrooms. There is an orange lounge suite on one side of the room; a book case and study desk are located on the other. A Japanese-style bedroom provides an interesting contrast to the Western styling that dominates other rooms. It features the traditional Japanese sliding door and futon bedding. The pool area is ideal for entertaining; there are two sets of outdoor furniture in black wrought iron, two glass-top tables and a bar. A sauna room and two showers are located beside the pool. The area behind the pool features a large garden, which has piped music, a waterfall and two ponds. FACTFILE: LOCATION: 2 Third St Hong Lok Yuen, Tai Po. SIZE: 5,000 square feet, with a 12,000 sq ft. garden. FEATURES: five bedrooms, games room, heated pool, barbecue area, waterfall, ponds, servants' quarters, garage. PRICE: $25 million. CONTACT: Colliers Jardine 302 1195 (sole agent).