This steep site faces directly east on Balmoral slopes and enjoys panoramic views out to the Heads. A mixture of carefully located highlights, roof lights and windows welcome the northern sun whilst affording privacy from the uphill northern neighbour. Spatially defined open planning connects the rear garden and the elevated living decks, connecting the intimacy of the rear garden with the expanse of the view and providing even light and cross ventilation. A central circulation spine connects all floors and visually links the pool to all levels of the house.


[Design team: Shahe Simonian, Michael MacCormick]