Two-storey family home design has personality and great indoor-outdoor-flow

New low maintenance, riverside home by Fowler Homes offers triple garaging, large living zone and character staircase

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​​​​​​​With the look of classic roof tiles, but made from enduring steel, the gabled roof is a crowning touch on this Fowler Homes riverside home.

There are many boxes a new home has to tick, from a great flow to effective insulation and quality construction and finishes. Then there’s something that’s hard to quantify – personality.

Set on the Manawatu Estuary, this character-rich home enjoys magnificent views of the river mouth and wildlife bird sanctuary, says Shane Walker, director of Fowler Homes Manawatu.

“The two-storey design has a Corona Shake roof with gable ends – setting the tone for the home,” Walker says.

The home’s low-maintenance cladding is a pleasing mix of Rockcote Graphex and Linea weatherboard, with Rustic Ledge West Coast stone pillars adding rich, solid corner accents.

“This home has real individual presence. The Latitude aluminium front door opens to a view of the beautiful corn


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​​​​​​​Silestone countertops feature in this light-filled kitchen – part of an open-plan, expansive living zone in a scenic riverside home by Fowler Homes.

er staircase, in a stairwell with detailed glass fantail features.”

The home is laid out to maximise comfort, ease-of-living and, of course, the river views. The three-car garage, laundry, guest bedroom and separate toilet suite are all at ground level.

From the entry hallway, guests can access the first level, living floor via the staircase or by the state-of-the-art Logan hydraulic water lift.

“Upstairs, the open-plan living area is both cosy and welcoming, with a freestanding wood burner and glass sliders running the length of the space. These open to the generous balcony with toughened, low-mark glass balustrading.

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​​​​​​​This sleek, modern kitchen boasts a stunning splashback, crisp cabinet finishes and the latest Fisher & Paykel appliances. Silestone countertops also feature.

“The designer kitchen is another character feature,” says Walker. “The cabinetry is finished in Arborform foil wrap in the colour Tusk Embossed, complementing the Silestone natural quartz Bianco Rivers benchtop. A back-painted glass splashback of Kapiti Island is a focal point, plus the inclusion of the latest Fisher & Paykel appliances makes cooking a pleasure.

The main bathroom boasts a tiled spa bath, while the generous master bedroom has a large well designed his and her walk-in robe and an easy flow to the adjoining ensuite. As with the other bedrooms in the home, the master is light-filled, spacious and connected to the views.

For details, contact Fowler Homes Manawatu, phone (06) 355 5279, web: www.fowlerhomes.co.nz, or email direct: shane@fowlerhomespn.co.nz

Nov 05, 2018
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