Designed for a retired couple with a keen interest in the arts, the requirement was for a unique and contemporary home to accommodate their artworks and family furniture.

The 780m2 site in Dalkeith has a relatively wide street frontage and gentle slope, facilitating the horizontal building form. The "ground" level floats above the street level, providing a tranquil vista to the golf course opposite. The simple, uncluttered form, limited palette of materials and colours, and unobtrusive scale, enable the house to sit comfortably in the streetscape.