This Ohauiti house sets the scene for harmonious family living and easy entertaining. The home took out the Silver Award in the Placemakers – New Home $400,000-$500,000 category. Sitting serenely on a slop- ing site, the Ohauiti house sets the scene for relaxed family living and easy entertaining. Linea weatherboards lend this modern-functioning home a traditional feel, while feature stonework adds interest to the slate-coloured exterior. The large garage is another bonus. The master bedroom and open-plan living space face north, maximising natural light and warmth. The 276m 2 home is snug in winter, while plenty of windows bring natural cross ventilation over summer. The main living space is the centre of family life and opens via huge glass sliders to the spacious portico. A formal lounge is a great addition. The extra high ceiling is a star, rising to 4m in the internal area where the kitchen, with its walk-in pantry, is a social focus. There are four bedrooms and two well-designed bath- rooms, including an ensuite off the master bedroom. The latter also has a walk-in wardrobe and access to alfresco living. Top: Grey Linea weatherboard and stone accent elements give this home a traditional feel, despite its modern functionality on the inside. The residence won the Silver Award in the Placemakers – New Home $400,000-$500,000 category . Above left and above: North-facing entertaining spaces and large windows and sliders mean the home is warm and inviting year round.