ARCA Unlimited was commissioned to design a house for the Star Home Show in the Gardener Ross Estate. Residential estates, in general, pose certain challenges: the architectural guidelines of the estate have to be followed and privacy and space tend to be limited. The client desired a focus on family living and entertainment through connected spaces and an open-plan design. The design is both contemporary and South African in its form and layout. Although constrained by the site, it presents three simple structures that are connected and accentuated by a bold, off-shutter concrete wall. This wall also forms a privacy barrier towards the adjacent property and marks the entry point to the house. Continuity between the first and second storeys is created through the additions of an internal deck that overlooks the living space below and a balcony from the main bedroom that overlooks the garden, park and outdoor living area.