CLIENT BRIEF: To create a modern, stylish and interesting home — with a welcoming approach. It must sit lightly on the land, be open, airy and age well. We do not want ostentatious or to ‘make a statement’. As the site is very windy, we require two decks — one sheltered from the north-east wind and the other sheltered from the south-west wind. SOLUTION: A modern home which capitalises on the views — two outdoor decks, both of which face the views — and a sheltered courtyard. The U-shape plan consists of an open living area and two bedroom wings.