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Large timber-framed sliding glass doors open up to a huge 16m-long terrace overlooking a new swimming pool in one direction and a tennis court in the other. The doors can be stacked in a range of configurations. On the terrace a retractable awning provides shade for the living area in summer, yet allows the sun to warm the interior in winter. There are also huge overhangs on the east side to keep the sun at bay in the heat of the summer. “We specified timber joinery to bring a little visual warmth to the interior,” says Left: With its elevated views and double aspect, the master suite is a private sanctuary. Top: French doors in all the bedrooms open up to a new balcony that runs the length of the house. Vines will eventually climb over the wires of the pergola, providing welcome shade in summer. Above: The master suite features a contemporary bathroom that also retains a hint of the traditional, with painted shutters, a marble floor and a freestanding tub. The shower room and a separate toilet room are behind the frosted glass doors. search | save | share at