There’s much to like in this energy-efficient home, which won the Silver Award in the Placemakers – New Home $400,000-$450,000 category. Designed with simplicity and convenience in mind, the 284m 2 home is clad in low- maintenance Midland brick set beneath a Corona Shake roof. A large entrance hall leads through to the primary open- plan living spaces. Over-height doors add a touch of grandeur. The home maximises pas- sive solar gain and its pleasant rural outlook through ample glazing. Two living areas, two bathrooms, three bedrooms, plus a study and large alfresco area make it a perfect place to live, relax and entertain in. To get away from it all, the master suite also has private outdoor access. Solar hot water, LED lighting, in-slab heating and a wetback fire are all kind on the planet and your power bill. A heat pump can also keep things cool when required, and this is further aided by a heat- transfer kit. For details of Fowler Homes offices nationwide, phone 0800 4 FOWLER (4 369 537). Or visit www.fowlerhomes.co.z search: 49045 or fowler at Trendsideas.com Top: This kiln-fired clay brick-clad residence took out the Silver Award for the Placemakers – New Home $400,000-$450,000 category. Above left and above: The four bedroom, two bathroom expansive family home’s predominantly white interiors are contrasted with dark timber floors. Most surfaces are low- maintenance and the house boasts a variety of low-energy, low-cost heating solutions.