The southern elevation in contrast relates to the black and white ‘Tudorbethan' vernacular of immediate neighbours, where black windows and doors sit in a white rendered terrace. The section of the typical house was carefully articulated to benefit from views, orientation and the dramatic level changes across the site. Houses are entered at upper ground level across an implied bridge with glazed screens providing glimpses of the garden beyond. Access to the garden is provided by a winding timber stair, to a lower ground storey, partly excavated to maximise the use of the slope.
The roof eaves are stopped short of a conventional ridge, where a hidden roof terrace provides large amenity space and dramatic long views. Here a fully glazed lantern provides south light to the living spaces on the northern side of the building. The eyrie-like quality of the attic rooms are popular children's rooms with low level windows to the garden, and ceilings which follow the roof slope to provide high level light through clerestory glazing.