- Designed to maximise water view, this new residence inverts the traditional home layout by locating the living/dining/kitchen on the top level which flows out to the rear garden, with bedrooms on the lower level. A modest floor plate is expanded by the use of high ceilings to create an expansive three dimensional volume. The roof, a butterfly shape, allows for rainwater to be collected and channelled into the rainwater tanks within the basement. Northerly sun flows into the main living area which is two steps below the dining space to maximise views to the west. A 'minimal' aesthetic underpins this home with natural finishes providing a tactile living experience for the occupants.