This was the first house for the Rencken Family. The design precedent came from an contemporary english farmhouse barn-conversion.
The site played a major role in the stepped roof and floor levels. The objective was to gently ‘massage’ the contours of the sloping site rather than cut into it. The steps in the building form the metaphoric layers within the fabric of the structure. The literal outcome resulted in the open plan spaces being divide into the various living areas with character nooks and private corners. The exaggerated vertical ‘slot’ windows in the external walls emphasize the contemporary nature of the design and during the daylight hours, cast long shafts of light into the various spaces.