This single family house is an exercise in negotiating the competing demands of prospect and refuge. This home demonstrates that modern design can embrace seeming opposites — dramatic and nuanced, enfolding and expansive, comfortable and elegantly contemporary. The house is planned in a more traditional organization where the main public living spaces are on the ground floor while the more private bedroom areas below.
The courtyard spaces and series of volumes were carved from the envelope creating a central courtyard plan. The courtyard is an ever-evolving element building on layers of colour and texture. Each of the living areas opens up to this inner city “secret garden” with different scaled openings allowing for flexibility in seasonal occupation.