The self-contained guest quarters – accessed separately from the secondary street below – can either be open to the main house upstairs or locked for independent living. The dual-key accommodation contains a bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom and balcony, while the larger one-bedroom apartment features a private kitchen, bathroom, living room and balcony.
Emili and her family live on the ground and upper floor, reserving the apartment for their parents or family guests below. “The design gives as much connection or separation as we all need,” Emili says. “At first, my husband joked that I’d designed a hotel. But he now realises how well the arrangement works.”