Above: This award-winning home by Fowler Homes features a mix of Linea weatherboard and painted Celcrete AAC panel, which enhance a sense of permanence. The roof is textured Gerard Corona Shake. The house won the James Hardie New Homes $450,000 – $600,000 Gold Award for the Bay of Plenty-Central Plateau region, and a national Gold Reserve Award. Right: The entire corner of the house opens up to a covered deck. All the entertaining areas in this house – both indoor and outdoor – are under one roof. With a covered terrace off the living area, the home is well suited to entertaining through all seasons – the entire corner of the house opens up to the outdoors. The house, designed and built by Fowler Homes, attracted the eye of the judges in the 2014 Master Builders House of the Year Award, winning the James Hardie New Homes $450,000 – $600,000 Gold Award for the Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau region and a Gold Reserve Award. Inside, an open-plan living area includes a well-appointed kitchen with a walk-in pantry. There is also a gas fireplace, and a separate games room. Views are maximised through full-height windows.