The homes’ planning reflects deep consideration for the myriad patterns of habitation that fluctuate between the primary residents and their extended family. A main house, a pied-à-terre along the western boundary for one of the clients’ adult children, and a compact home for a family of five to the east are cohesive yet distinct. The three separate zones consider pragmatics and the aesthetic inspiration provided by the surrounding grass trees, iridescent skies and expansive vistas across the Indian Ocean.
Mediating between privacy and togetherness, ample bedrooms are balanced by generous living spaces and a joyful playroom for grandchildren where the family can connect with ease. These main living spaces are social touchstones with soaring ceilings haloed in glazing instead of architraves connecting to the outside elements and instilling a welcoming atmosphere for the family to gather.