Situated on a eucalypt, casuarina and wattle covered hillside, the residence’s physical context is an emotive and inspiring bush setting. The challenge of this modestly sized family home for four – an early project by our practice – was not only to fulfil, in built form, the clients’ need for a relaxed family lifestyle, but to design a structure responsive to the site connected to its immediate natural context and to panoramic views encompassing North West Bay and kunanyi / Mount Wellington in the distance.