Trends New Zealand Trends Volume 31 No 13 New Zealand - Page 68

You set the tone This executive-meets-family home is shaped by the tastes and needs of the owners combined with the design and build know-how of the team at Fowler Homes Auckland South Above: Not a cookie cutter in sight – this home was specifically shaped to meet its owners’ tastes, from the Linea weatherboard and brick cladding right down to the snug carpet in the large, two-car garage. The expansive, two-storey house has four bedrooms plus study, three living areas, and three bathrooms. It was designed and constructed by Fowler Homes Auckland South. Before you consider your roof style or your cladding, it pays to take the time to choose your design and build company very carefully. The right firm will have the expertise that brings start-to-finish peace of mind for your project. However, it will also need to have another key skill from the outset – listening carefully to you. Fowler Homes Auckland South does exactly this, says company director Bret Robinson. “We worked closely with the owners of this executive and family home from the beginning. We bring the professional skill set, but it’s their personal tastes that set the overall tone.” search | save | share at First impressions count and, from the street, the house is a show-stopper. A mix of brickwork and low-upkeep Linea weatherboard results in dramatic curb appeal, while a tile roof completes the picture of an attractive, solidly built home. Entering the front door, guests are greeted by a soaring 2.7m high living area with two steps leading to a main living and kitchen area. “The engineered wood floor is warm and welcoming while the green of the kitchen’s back-painted glass splashback catches the eye. This is a favourite colour of the owners.” Also the request of the owners, one bedroom