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“Stepping the swimming pool and storage spaces down the hill, enabled us to keep the pool surface flush with the deck,” says Piva. “And a new garage is positioned another level down again – tucked under the pool and rear lawn. The project involved extensive excavation.” The upper level of the extension cantilevers over the lower floor, with its deck stretching out to access harbour views previously unavailable to the owners. The roof was extended, too, making it more like a landscape element. In addition, the design incorporates passive heating and cooling to minimise power needs. Above: Repositioning the front door to the middle at the side of the extended home allows guests to arrive straight at the heart of the interior – walking into the atrium that divides the existing and the new. Left: With sliders drawn back, the exterior and interior of the pavilion become one flowing public space. Corner-butted glass adds to the illusion of indoors and out as one. search | save | share at