New Zealand Trends Volume 33 No 3 - Page 86

Above: Brick and tile and black and white, this home has a strong, classic feel and is extremely low maintenance. This is the third family residence built by Fowler Homes Christchurch for the owners over the past 15 years – testament to the company’s high standards of design and construction, and the owners’ regard for Fowler Homes’ experienced, pro-active team. search | save | share at The second home featured here is built of solid brick and has a Gerard tile Corona Shake roof that reflects the heritage of traditional tile roofs. This home is the third built by Fowler Homes for the owners – a mark of their belief and satisfaction with the nation-wide brand. “This four-bedroom home is for an older couple whose main requirement was for flow- ing, open-plan interiors that run from entry to living areas to kitchen. This provides plenty of room for them to entertain their family,” he says. “These public spaces are bathed in natural light, from the generous windows and skylights, making for a warm, welcoming feel. And the bedrooms are equally snug.” The kitchen is backed by a generous pantry, providing plenty of storage and work surfaces. The bathrooms are also very well appointed, featuring wall-hung vanities for an increased sense of space. And this home has its own touches of future- proofing. The bathrooms have a level floor entry into the tiled showers for safe and easy access. “We have the know-how, processes, access to the best materials, and a broad set of plans that can be tweaked in myriad ways to create a