Sitting on a gorgeous cliff top site this home connects visually and physically to its context. Embracing a central outdoor dining and swimming pool courtyard, the spaces fold around the irregular site. The eastern living wing takes in the panoramic cliff top views but also forms a strong axis down the Red Beach shoreline. Pohutukawa and cliff face rock formations were central to early design ideas. This is expressed in the materials, with natural stacked travertine stone faces contrasted against irregular dark vertical timber. Light and privacy is filtered through timber screen at the western entry void. In the courtyard the pool cranks around from the edge to the centre, drawing in the water element and reflections of light. The spaces feel good for the soul!