This site is steeply sloping and less than 150m from the beach. The site has extensive uninterrupted ocean views from the south west to north. The site is 900sqm in size and it has a rather irregular shape being almost triangular. The circular plan is in part a response to the triangular geometry of the site allowing the building to sit neatly within the awkward shape. The building is orientated north capturing expansive ocean views and gaining passive solar heating in winter. When the occupants are on the terrace the circular planning hugs the occupants, protecting them from the regular strong south-westerly winds and harsh afternoon sun whilst opening up the magnificent ocean views.Guest bedrooms, bathrooms and sitting room all occupy the lowest floor level. The floor above contains the games room, main balcony, plunge pool, home office and the laundry facilities. The main entry is also on this level. The upper floor has the master suite, open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room. The main balcony is covered by a large cantilevered circular louvered solar pergola. This allows deep sun penetration into the upper level rooms in winter and shades the spaces below in summer. The external walls have been clad with a traditional timber weather board installed vertically and the contrasting material is cement render over masonry. The master bathtub was positioned to have a commanding view of the client’s favourite surf break. This was managed by loading our 3D model into Google Earth and tweaking the alignment of this particular window to the surf break. Another nice touch was to include a roof top deck; this is a small space sitting high on the concrete roof deck, fully exposed but an incredibly dramatic space for the odd glass of wine.