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This project demonstrates a clever response to spatial constraints to achieve a wonderful light-filled, family home. Upon entering the unassuming period home, you are led down to a double height central living space, the interface of old meets new. The existing roof is peeled back to allow a rooflight spill light into this central core. From here, the interplay of spaces is expressed through subtle level changes and visual links; to children’s room above, the dining area below, a raised garden beyond, the original entrance level behind and the bridge traversing over. A disciplined use of materials creates a calmness, with occasional injections of colour granting personality to make this house a remarkable family home.