Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 4 - Page 50

Picture perfect This home optimises sea views for the owners and also for the house behind it – both were built by Fowler Homes from supplied plans Top: Fowler Homes constructed this architecturally designed four-bedroom home which has two separate living areas, two bathrooms, and very high calibre of cladding and internal specification. The house includes a barbecue area, generous decking and courtyards with large outdoor living. Above right: Ideally situated, the spacious family residence has a large double garage and turning area. search | save | share at One seaside property, two house sections, one view – even with this tricky scenario, adept architectural design of both homes meant no one had to miss out on the views of the water. This high-spec home, and the one behind it, were designed by the property owners’ own architect and then created by Fowler Homes. The owners of this waterfront section in Lowry Bay decided their 1500m 2 section was larger than they needed and was suitable to split in half to accommodate two substantial homes. They wanted to position their family home on the front of the property in such a way that it shared the views with the second home behind. Their loose concept was then crafted into a plan for the best use of the section by James Solari of Solari Architects, who developed a plan for the two homes that maximised views and maintained a degree of privacy for both. On seeing the plans, John O’Toole, owner of Fowler Homes Kapiti, was so taken with the idea that he agreed to build both homes and buy the rear one for his family. “Fowler Homes works with its own broad range of flexible plans but we are equally happy building to a client’s architect’s plans, which