Located in a marina development on the Mornington Peninsular, the site presents with a number of constraints: west facing site with views to the water, large slope from the street level and poor founding soils.
The first floor bedrooms cantilever and suspend above the ground floor living via expressed steel truss frames. This results in a framing of the views and a reduced exposure to the harsh westerly aspect. The living spaces below form a solid, grounded base. Double height, north facing glazing floods the living areas with winter sun and heat gain is absorbed by mass materials and dark colours.
The main bedroom and second living room are accommodated in a two storey volume at the south end which is set apart from the rest of the house. The east facing first floor garage-cum-gallery has translucent walls allowing morning light into the house and the gallery to glow at night.