The tangled and dark spaces of the original 1970’s house were gutted, to provide a large, open living area for a growing young family. The shade of a south facing lot was overcome by raising the rear additions roof over the existing tiling, to create high level windows which provide winter sun and a greater living volume. Subtle shifts in ceiling height suggest room definition without obstructing the space. A simple, light palette of white, timber & dark benchtops create a clear definition of kitchen forms. Likewise a simple dark / light scheme gives clarity to the bathroom space. A folded corrugated iron skin drapes over the new volumes, parting to reveal a warm timber clad alfresco area which welcomes to the interior.