Many of the design decisions for this new house were prompted by the challenging orientation of the relatively steep south-westerly sloping site. The building hugs the long southern boundary in order to create a deep courtyard cut out of the north-eastern side and draw the maximum amount of natural light into the living areas on the lower level. The house was conceived as a composition of rectilinear elements, each one clearly defining its own purpose.
The lower level living zone is glazed on two sides with folding doors that open the building to include the outdoor spaces and connect the house visually with the shaded body of the bushland reserve beyond. The upper private level is enclosed in dark graphite cladding which contrasts the rich cedar joinery. The front of the house is a sturdy rendered masonry structure that anchors the building to the site and offers an imposing facade to address the street and entry.