To restore a Victorian period home and build a strong, well-crafted addition to the rear. The client wanted a home where art and family life blend. Where playing, drawing, reading, listening and talking take centre stage – not the plasma TV screen. They wanted carefully placed walls for their beloved modern art collection, and clean lines to offset them. They also wanted extensive storage so all technology could be out of sight, a spacious kitchen, an area to entertain, a pantry and indoor/outdoor living. The design also needed to consider best practice sustainable passive solar design.