Top: Sprawling grounds and wonderful sea views set the scene for the high life in this award- winning Taranaki home. Built by Fowler Homes, the house won the Nulook New Homes $600,000 – $1 million Gold Award for the Taranaki region in the Master Builders House of the Year Awards. Above: Luxury is an open master suite – in this house the freestanding tub is positioned so the owners can enjoy the spectacular sea views. When you have a great view, large expanses of glazing are essential, and that is pre- cisely what’s on offer with this award-winning Taranaki home by Fowler Homes. The home won the Nulook New Homes $600,000 – $1 million Gold Award for the Taranaki region in the 2014 Master Builders House of the Year Awards. With spectacular water views on offer, the house features large picture windows that frame the view, and a covered kwila deck for outdoor entertaining. On the inside, American white oak flooring enlivens the open-plan living area. This space incorporates a galley kitchen with a long island. Comfort is not forsaken either. Four heat pumps warm every corner. And there’s a freestanding wood fire heater that adds a cosy touch to the lounge. Electronic controls allow out-of-reach windows to be opened wide on hot days. The master suite on the upper level is designed as a retreat. It has an open-plan layout, with a stone bathtub positioned right in front of a large picture window, which affords dramatic views across to the ocean.