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Previous pages and top: The raked skillion roofs are lined with American white oak boards. Operable clerestory windows at the rear allow for passive ventilation and catch the last of the evening light. Above: With glazing on three sides, the generous living space is flooded with light. High-performance glass was specified for maximum insulation. Above right: Access from the living area to the courtyard and library snug is easy, thanks to fullheight sliding doors. A roof over a section of the courtyard allows the owners to use the space year round. floors inside and out, schist feature walls and American white oak-lined ceilings. “This material combination provides a grounded warmth and a sense of place,” says Johnston. One of the architect’s favourite parts of the home is the cosy library nook, created where the two pavilions meet. Apart from forming this niche, splaying the two pavilions also created the protected courtyard. This architectural move also pushed out the master bedroom wing, allowing it to gain its own view search | save | share at over the garden and to the lake beyond. “In fact, every room enjoys a view. When you’ve got a large site with a fantastic aspect, it makes sense to maximise the outlooks,” the architect says. “As a result the house is essentially just one room deep all the way through.” Views need windows, and with this home that equates to a lot of glazing. To mitigate solar gain, the architect topped each pavilion with a large skillion roof. The overhangs provide the deep eaves necessary to protect the home from the