Peace and tranquillity abound in this home in The Lakes, Tauranga, winner of a Silver Award in the Gib Showhome category. An elegant natural palette ties the interior and exterior together, and connects the house to its surroundings. Multiple outdoor spaces offer a choice of covered alfresco dining or sun-soaked solitude. Intelligently designed, this 208m 2 modern family home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living spaces. As well as a media lounge, there’s the cen- tral kitchen-dining-family hub. The scullery-laundry’s clever design links directly to the garage and outdoors, keeping messy jobs behind the scenes. The home’s super energy- efficient heating includes a condensing boiler that runs radiators in the main bedroom and open-plan living spaces. Top: This Silver Award-w inning home with large windows and central deck fits snugly into its surroundings. Above: The home’s light, modern interior is appealing to the eye. Turning left from the welcoming entry, guests arrive at this private media lounge complete with a gas fire and glass sliders to the deck. Left: Chic, durable finishes feature throughout the modern residence.