ARCA Unlimited was commissioned to design a modern home for a family of four in the Southdowns Estate. It was important to emphasise the private nature of the family by changing the design approach to shared and private spaces in the home. As a split-level house on a sloping site, the house is divided, by a hierarchy of space, into three distinct levels. Public entrances to the house are situated on the middle level, which has limited openings as it functions as the barrier with the road. The front door is accessible from a small private courtyard on this level. The lower level consists of the family bedroom space. The upper level is designed as a light, white, floating modern barn element. It opens up to the view yet feels enclosed enough to ensure that the family does not feel exposed.