Turnbull says the success of the project is a reflection of a team effort. “Fowler Homes is a great team to build with – we are absolutely thrilled with our new home, and the unexpected awards.” Fowler Homes offers a complete design and build service for clients, which can include landscaping. “Our selected contractors make the process seamless and enjoyable,” O’Brien says. “We have a very hands-on approach with open discussions so that clients know we are doing our best for them. “As a Master Builder, all our homes come with an independent 10-year guar- antee. Clients are also covered for loss of deposit and non-completion.” Fowler Homes BOP has a show home at 1 Pumice Glade, the Lakes, Tauranga. For details, contact Fowler Homes BOP, phone (07) 579 9200. Or visit the website: www.fowlerhomes.co.nz. see more online: search 42567 at Trendsideas.com Facing page: The island features a single slab of pure black granite, which was chosen for its absence of flecks and veining. The kitchen provides plenty of storage and has a separate scullery. Above: All the main living areas were positioned to maximise a view of Mount Maunganui and the ocean in the distance. Matai shelving and autumn- toned furnishings were introduced to provide a warm contrast to the predominantly white and black colour palette.