The original 60s house showcased many of the best characteristics of mid-century design including a northern orientation, garden views and fine detailing of feature joinery produced by master craftspeople. Mindful of retaining classic features, the footprint was maintained during renovation while new spaces, clad in powder-coated steel, extended to accommodate modern family life. A large courtyard separated by bi-fold doors along the north-facing façade was also introduced to encourage the interplay between the interior and outdoor areas. Cooking and entertaining is central to this family’s way of living; the kitchen is the hub of the home and a partially hidden food-preparation zone ensures a tidy façade. The design maintains a balance between wall space for paintings, shelving for ceramics and windows overlooking the lap pool.