spaces or via a second hall that leads straight to the bedroom side of the home,” Hanley says. Everything about the home is designed to make life easy. The living room and open-plan kitchen, dining and family space both open to the undercover patio with solid stacker doors. “This home has all the up-to-the-minute fea- tures you expect from Fowler Homes, such as an electronic key and centralised air-conditioning. “Then there’s storage. This is also next level, literally, with drop-down stairs leading to an attic reinforced with its own trusses. Often attics are used for storage but not built to take weight.” Facing page top: An attractive sand- bagged brick facade and textured pressed metal tile roof add to the street presence of this four-bedroom showhome in Orewa by Fowler Homes North, West and Rodney. Facing page lower, above, and left: Versatile in terms of family or entertaining, the lounge is separate from the family and dining area, with both spaces opening to the covered portico. The kitchen and scullery hub organises the flow of the home.