Set against a nature reserve and fronting open land, the house has views down to the beach in front and upwards to the mountains behind. It is light and airy, with a relaxed feel for easy holiday living, but structured to adapt to its public/private faces. The southern orientation of the living areas to the beach required that north light be introduced through glazed gables in the roof ends. Bedrooms were placed at the rear of the property for privacy and quiet. The scale of the roof was moderated through the formation of three smaller pitched roofs, responding to the profile of the mountains beyond.