Commissioned as a weekender, this simple yet unconventional pavilion grew to include extensive landscaping, a swimming pool and pool house as well as sauna facilities once construction had begun and the builders committed to the project. Both client and architect worked closely to ensure that the many necessary ‘design on the run’ decisions were suitable to both site and budget. The structural steel frame was welded on-site prior to shot-blasting and finishing with a two-part epoxy coating. Both new and recycled Australian hardwoods were then used to frame the steel structure with western red cedar doors and windows used extensively to complete the space. This fenestration also connects inside to outside and provides cross-ventilation, views, and spatial flexibility from season to season. Over 3,000 feet of decking and 28,000 stainless steel screws were used in the construction of the decking platforms that surround the pavilion and the pool, ensuring that the project will stand the test of time. Both water and sewerage are collected and treated on site with LPG bottles, supplying cooking capabilities, hot water, and heating needs. Renewable Australian materials with natural finishes were predominantly used in the project with stains, oils, and plywood rather than plastics, paints, and plasterboard typically used in conventional construction. All plants used in the landscaping are indigenous, including the water plants and the fish in the pond. The project represents the commitment of both the client and architect alike to passive solar design, the environment, high-quality construction, and the relationship of the project to the landscape in which it is to become part of.