This one was a challenge due to very restrictive land covenants which prohibited Shadowclad cladding and only just allowed James Hardie Monotek cladding with a texture coating – adding unnecessarily to building costs. I added horizontal timber battens to accent the horizontal lines and add interest to an otherwise plain finish. A 3 BR home with attached double garage totalling 174m2 and unlike every other house in the street, this one faces north! – Providing the large main space with 2.7m stud and high glazing, a passive solar direct gain heating ‘system’ for free! On rare cloudy days in Hawkes bay, the locally made Pyroclassic mini fire with wetback will keep comfort levels high for my clients. The rest is standard Ecotect fare; Maxraft slab exposed concrete floors, 140 thick wall framing, full levels of Terralana insulation, and double glazed Low E windows. Another high performance yet modest budget home for Hawkes Bay.