The existing house on the site is a simple, rectangular, single storey Pettit and Sevitt design from the 60's. The owners need more space than the very modest amount the existing house provides. This additional space is proposed in an upper level, gable ended barn like form. This simplest of forms is informed by the basic 60's lower level. Likewise external materials are simple and include a painted face brick base with an upper level clad in vertical boards painted black. Roof gutters are concealed to strengthen the barn-like typology and fenestration is punched outside the streamlined form in strategic places to provide external modulation and expansion of internal area. Internally, painted brickwork is continued up through the void over the living space. This two-storey space (which is broken by a bridge linking the upper master area with other bedrooms) compensates for the lower ceilings at the ground floor. The ceiling joists in these lower areas are proposed to be exposed to further strengthen the barn aesthetic. The house is due to commence construction mid 2019.