The unpretentious blend of contemporary building technologies with traditional building techniques has resulted in the creation of a rural architecture suitable for the 21st century. The design is deceptively complex and nuanced which engages people and allows the dwelling a unique character that creates architecture that adopts the spirit of the vernacular rather than simply remodelling or recreating the methods and manners of the past. The residence along with the adjacent garage is composed of three rectilinear forms that echo the building pattern of vernacular rural dwellings and associated ancillary building clusters. The two southern most connected volumes facilitated the creation of a spacious and light filled home with many visual surprises, an adventure in volume and proportion. The dwelling has a multi-functional fluid interior developed as a series of sub-spaces that ebb and flow into one another allowing a dialogue to be established between open-plan areas and more intimate retreats. The dwelling is of moderate scale with a ground floor area of 139m2 and a first floor area of 58m2. The entrance to the residence occurs where the two forms meet and is positioned so to protect it from the prevailing wind. The entrance hall, acts as the principle space around which all others are orientated to capture the best of the natural light and views. The volume to the east of the entrance hall contains the sleeping accommodation and bathroom facilities comprising of a master suite, 2 number guest bedrooms also with en-suite facilities as well as an accessible WC on the ground floor and store room. To the south of the entrance hall lies three main free-flowing spaces for food preparation, dining and relaxation as well as the kitchen ancillary spaces including a cold room. The study perched above the lounge area purveys the surrounding countryside. These spaces extend to an alfresco eating space with views of the rolling countryside beyond. The spatial fluidity of the interior creates a serene atmosphere.