Soak up the sun inside or out – this modern Omokoroa home is awash with natural light. White walls and polished con- crete floors ramp up the natural illumination as it floods into the north-facing living spaces. The cleverly designed home won the Silver Award 2016 for Future Proof Building in the $500,000-$650,000 category. The spacious, contempo- rary kitchen is designed for those who love entertaining. Positioned between the dining space and alfresco living, the central island keeps the cook connected to the action. A soaring 4.4m-high ceiling cre- ates a dramatic sense of space. Corner glass sliders open wide, effectively eliminating a whole wall and allowing the interior to become one with the out- door room. Here, full-height windows create a pleasant cross breeze. When you’d just rather stay in, the attractive gas fire – with its feature surrounds – forms an eye-catching focal point in the lounge. The fully insulated RibRaft floor with heat pump also keeps the home snug and warm. Four bedrooms, two well-appointed bathrooms, a computer nook and a scullery- laundry make this a functional and family-friendly home. This page: A dramatic gable, extra- high ceiling and white interiors are leading features of this home that’s all about capturing the sun. The contemporary, well-connected house won the Silver Award in the Future Proof Building $500,000 – $650,000 category in the Master Builders House of the Year Awards. The house is clad in Rockcote and Linea weatherboard and has a 265m 2 floorplan.