tial display homes,” says O’Brien. “These include an outdoor room with a fully recessed bifold corner for the ultimate indoor-outdoor living experience, and a celestial ceiling in the kitchen that rises to 4m, providing a light, airy focal point for the surrounding public spaces. “The stud and door heights are also higher than usual – a small difference in terms of build and budget, but a major boost to the interior aesthetic.” There are several other versatile living areas – living, separate dining, and media rooms, as well as the outdoor living room. Floors are in SmartStrand carpet and a rich, oak laminate in the living areas. The house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes. Linea weather- board offers a durable, never-paint finish. For details, call Fowler Homes Tauranga, 120 Eleventh Ave, Tauranga. phone (07) 579 9200 Website: www.fowlerhomes.co.nz see more online: search 39872 at Trendsideas.com Above left: This show home by Fowler Homes BOP won the Master Builders Show Home of the Year for the Bay of Plenty region. Linea weatherboard cladding means the house requires no upkeep, other than a wash-down once every two years. The house includes a range of features seldom seen in a design-and-build environment. Top: This sheltered outdoor room opens up to the expansive entertainer’s kitchen via bifold doors. Above: Open-plan living spaces can be partitioned for versatility. The celestial ceiling rises above the kitchen to the right.