Designed for a family home. This house is located in Cammeray on Sydney North Shore. The site is narrow and long and face both the street and North. The key for this design was to think about the open space (central yard) first and build the house around it. The ‘C’ shaped floor plan and the slanted roof towards north aim to catch the winter light and find protection during summer. A second open area was created at the back of the property to allow the family to live in both summer and winter garden. The central element works as a connector between the front and the back of the house and divide the bedroom on the upper level. Cladding on both level are in timber and weatherboard as the client was looking for a beach and a natural feel.