the two-sided fireplace between the living room and family room, to the designer splashback and master bath with its elegant, veined tilework. “Being surrounded by what you care about is a must and the first thing we do with a new client is ask questions and then listen carefully,” says Stanicich. “The result may be a house with a roof that screens out the sound of rain, or else celebrates the patter of raindrops – what- ever the client likes best goes into their design. It’s responding to the one-off preferences that ensure the client loves their new home and, as with this owner, brings us return business.” The four bedroom plus study home includes complete separation between the master suite and living spaces and two sunny, private out- door social areas to the side and rear. Grooveless sliders seamlessly connect indoors with outdoors. For details, contact Fowler Homes Christ- church, 506 Blenheim Rd, Christchurch, phone (03) 3100 493. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.fowlerhomes.co.nz see more online: search 47523 at Trendsideas.com Above left: Home at last – this solid, low-maintenance, carefully detailed house is shaped by the owners’ own tastes and the experience of the team at Fowler Homes Christchurch. Top, middle and above: A two-sided fireplace, serene kitchen splashback and high-end master bathroom walls all feature crafted tilework. As well as addressing individual details, the design ticks all the expected boxes for a well-built, modern family home.