Designing this major renovation for a friend and builder provided a great opportunity to work collaboratively to achieve both an awesome design and a cost effective, practical build. The brief was to create a family home that was independent of, but linked to, a garage / studio wing which is a home business and work base. This paved the way for two quite simple forms, capped with soaring skillion roofs, to sit opposing each other and form a beautiful shaded central courtyard where you can relax during the heat of the day, a few steps to the sunny pool deck which flows onto the yard where the kids can kick a ball, check the progress of the veggie garden and feed the chickens. A great place to live and work.

Location: Norah Head, Central Coast, NSW