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Show stopper It’s not only the architectural design of this show home that is turning heads – the interior has also attracted attention, winning a major Lockwood Homes design award There are many reasons to visit a show home, but right at the top of the list is the desire to be inspired and excited by the possibilities on offer. This is precisely the feeling generated by a visit to the new Lockwood Homes show home in Tauranga, built by Master Builder Oceanside Homes, the Lockwood Homes franchise holder for the region. For starters, the aesthetics of the solid wood interior are warm and inviting. Adding to this is the captivating interior design by Irene James of James Trent Design, with furniture and lighting from Design Denmark, an Aucklandbased specialist. The design has already caught the eye of judges, who have awarded the show home the Lockwood Best Presented Show Home Award. Paul Dean, managing search | save | share at my.trendsideas.com director of Oceanside Homes, says other distinctive features of this show home include a mono-pitched roof that soars to reveal high clerestory windows. The roof canopy is supported by angled posts that enhance the sense that the house is an airy, light-filled pavilion opening up to the great outdoors. Dean says the show home is also highlighting all the other benefits of choosing to build a Lockwood home, including competitive pricing. “We are dispelling the myth that a Lockwood home is out of reach price-wise,” Dean says. “Compared to other highend group housing projects, Lockwood is very competitive. “Peace of mind is another advantage, and this is recognised by New Zealanders. Lockwood Homes was recently