This residence is located within a narrow streetscape lined with properties West Launceston vernacular. The brief demanded architectural quality and of a high architectural appearance. This generous family orientated residence demands good design principles, passive solar design, maximize view opportunities, an internal court yard and room for a young family to grow. Elegant in its expression, this building dominates the side of a hill with views overlooking the city below. The highly contemporary external aesthetic is showcased with the addition of stacked, honed architectural block work made in Tasmania – its raw materials palette drawing clever reference to the contextual modern architectural homes in California.