This large family residence on a waterfront corner site provides opportunity for both relaxation and celebration. The majestic palm trees and gateway form the north-south circulation axis. The kitchen, located at the intersection of this and the east-west axis, forms the social hub of the house. The 'L' shaped plan affords all living areas a view of the bay and creates an ideal location for wet areas on the internal corner. An interplay of varied volumes forms the lower level, enlivened by colour, controlled light and ventilation. The upper level has three bedrooms with a more restful quality and the scale of the house is broken up into various staggered forms.