John Mansfield of Fowler Homes Southern Lakes says the schist was sourced from the Wakatipu Basin. “All the materials are appropriate to the location,” he says. “The painted cedar weatherboards reference the traditional cottages in the district. And the timber- framed joinery and louvres at the front of the house were also specified to meet local regulations that dictate wood joinery for doors and windows facing the street.” On the interior, the home is designed for contemporary living, with a flowing, open-plan living space. A large slider door can be pulled to separate the formal living room from the family area. Other features include plastered interior walls and full- height doors and windows to the rear. For details, contact Fowler Homes Southern Lakes, 51 Industrial Pl, Queens- town 9300, phone (03) 441 1036. Or visit the website: www.fowlerhomes.co.nz see more online: search 44422 at Trendsideas.com Facing page, top and lower: Traditional materials meet contemporary design – this new Arrowtown home by Fowler Homes Southern Lakes references the historic character of the old cottages in the district. The blade wall at the front features locally sourced schist. Similar schist also clads several walls at the rear of the property. Above: The formal living room can be separated from the family living area by a large sliding door – the steel sliding system highlights the contemporary nature of the interior. Full-height glass doors and windows allow plenty of natural light to flood the interior.