Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 3 - Page 82

Twin peaks Intelligent layouts, quality materials and an experienced, friendly team were all key to achieving these two gabled-roof Fowler Homes designs Above: Clad in durable autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) panel with a fibreglass reinforced polymer finish, this Fowler Homes residence is a direct response to the owners’ needs for a modern, low-upkeep home. The traditional gabled, corrugated iron roof includes three skylights that flood the interiors with sunlight. The decked areas feature timber beam supports, adding to the character of these year-round spaces. search | save | share at A lot of wish fulfilment goes into your new home – from the big options like the roof style and style of cladding right down to the choice of kitchen finishes or the inclusion of that extra cupboard in the laundry. The best way to achieve a high-degree of customisation to your planned home is to be involved with the design from the outset and right through to completion. This close bond between homebuilder and homeowner throughout the design and build process is very much the Fowler Homes way, as these two new homes reflect. The first house featured here is specifically designed mainly on one level to suit the owners’ needs now and into the future, says Ivan Stanicich, managing direc- tor of Fowler Homes Christchurch, the Fowler Homes branch that undertook the construction of both these contemporary homes. “To this end, the spacious master bedroom is on the ground level of the four-bedroom-plus- study home. Plus there are two teenagers in the family so, to provide a degree of separation, there is a large 7.5m by 5m wide loft over the double garage,” says Stanicich. “Because it is separate from the main lounge and family room in the home proper, it provides the ideal teen hangout