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Award-winning contemporary 4-bedroom home by Fowler Homes Manawatu

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New house in Palmerston North by Fowler Homes Manawatu features low-maintenance cladding, spacious, open-plan interior with double-sided fireplace

Award-winning contemporary 4-bedroom home by Fowler Homes Manawatu


Client satisfaction is everything for a home builder, but it's also fair to say that gaining national recognition for a project is the icing on the cake.

Two award-winning homes designed and built by Fowler Homes Manawatu feature on these pages.

This story highlights a four-bedroom home that has won three Manawatu/Wanganui Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards. The home won a Placemakers New Home $400,000 - $500,000 Category Award and Gold Award, and a Lifestyle Heart of the Home Kitchen Award. The home also qualifies for a Master Builders National Reserve Award – these awards are yet to be announced.

Fowler Homes Manawatu owners Shane and Megan Walker say the home has a lifestyle focus, and features low-maintenance materials.

"The simple lines and monopitch roof are enhanced by a palette of white, light grey and charcoal. The mix of Rockcote Graphex and James Hardie Scyon Linea weatherboards reinforces the streamlined aesthetics and also ensures the home is durable and will keep its good looks."


Because the kitchen is invariably the hub of family living, it is placed right in the centre of the home, where it has good connections to indoor and outdoor living areas. Sleek white cabinets and Trendstone White Pearl quartz benchtops are contrasted by a dramatic feature wall painted in a moody grey-blue shade.

A large island makes entertaining a breeze – the owners can socialise with guests enjoying a glass of bubbles and hors d'oeuvres while a meal is prepared. The kitchen also has a generously sized scullery that provides extra bench space.

Separate family and formal living rooms ensure there is plenty of space for family members to follow their own pursuits at different times of the day.

Other key features include a master suite with bifold doors opening to the outdoors. A walk-in robe leads to an ensuite bathroom that's a calming retreat.

As with all homes designed and built by Fowler Homes, there are substantial guarantees in place for the owners. The company has been established for 31 years and has had no Master Builders claims in this entire period.

For additional information, contact Fowler Homes, 661A Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North 4414, phone (06) 355 5279 or 0800 4 FOWLER (4 369 537). Or visit the

First published date: 28 July 2015

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