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The project is situated on a typically steep site at Stanwell Park. The site faces south, with eastern views to the beach and western views to the escarpment that encloses the Stanwell Park settlement. The brief involved additions to an existing timber pole house by attaching a new ‘front’ on the southern elevation. The design is a two-storey structure with a honed concrete base enclosing a two car tandem garage, storeroom and workspace. The second level, containing a large living space, bathroom and deck focussed towards the beach side views, is of lightweight construction with rough sawn plywood cladding. The Living plane is linked to the Garage plane via a timber-battened timber and concrete stair. The house, both in plan and section, reaches out to engage the surrounding landscape and views. The roof pulls down to the south/west, culminating in a glazed corner that eyeballs the rocky escarpment and Sydney bound train. To the north, the roof reaches up above the existing house to gather much needed sunlight to the Living interior.