For the then-young family, the home’s sleeping and living areas were closer together, and the communal areas were more open-plan. Now, the parents have their own upper level to retreat to, while the kids have their own lower floor. In the middle, Susi has enlarged the conservatory kitchen, where mess can be made away from the living and dining areas. “We considered everything from bringing in the shopping from the car to the kitchen, by installing a lift down a few levels, to providing plenty of storage, a drying room and walk-in robes for everyone,” Susi says. “There are lots of different spaces for encouraging connection to each other and the landscape,” she adds.