A holiday house in a small costal town, designed to accommodate family and friends. The house is situated with views to a small lake and surrounding gardens. The kitchen and dining are the hub of the house, and its these areas that open up to a courtyard overlooking the water. Facing west it has been necessary to provide screening in the form of a verandah that can be fully enclosed with retractable screens. There are clerestory louvre windows to provide an abundance of natural light and ventilation, and are a continuing theme throughout the house. The house has two separate sleeping zones consisting of five bedrooms, with compartmentalized bathroom areas that allow for many guests.