house – the colour provides a visual link with the water. To contrast the iron, the central volume is clad in cedar wood, while Rockcote plaster in an off-white shade features at the rear. As with every Fowler Homes project, the interior was designed for easy, relaxed living. The spacious open-plan living area incorporates a feature wall that resembles natural stone. A rustic timber beam serves as a mantelpiece. Bright red accents also enliven the living space. One wall near the dining area, and an adjoining beam are fin- ished with a textural red wallpaper. The flooring is feature-grade American oak, chosen for its knots and graining, which convey a subtle rustic look. For details, contact Fowler Homes, 247 Queen St, Richmond, Nelson, phone (03) 544 5574. Alternatively, visit the website: www.fowlerhomes.co.nz. see more online: search 43441 at Trendsideas.com Left: The interior of the home typifies the attention to detail that characterises all homes designed and built by Fowler Homes. In the kitchen, dark-stained wood cabinetry contrasts a white island that serves as a food preparation and serving area. Above: Ceilings follow the rake of the roofline, providing spacious living areas. The interior has several rustic touches, including a feature wall resembling natural stone, and a solid timber mantelpiece.