In another innovation, the dramatic bends in the facade at the centre of the home were formed from three curved glass panels, and include motorised, curved glass doors.
The ground floor outdoor area has its own kitchen, two firepits and an LED-lit pool. All roof, balcony and hardscape water is directed into a 26,500 litre underground tank for landscape irrigation.
On the other side of the house, the garage is also a multi-use space – it can convert to an event space that completely opens on two sides to allow through views.
Meanwhile, the basement contains a home theatre, gym, spa, cedar sauna and a wine room big enough for 1000 bottles.
A service kitchen on this level acts as a commercial kitchen for caterers to use when the owner is entertaining. For transfer of prepared plates, a dumb waiter connects it to the pantry behind the main kitchen on the ground floor.
For Pali, the success of the project lies in the way the plan kept the spaces intimate despite it being a large home.
“The plan organises the site into three different areas of usage,” he says. “Once the organisational principle was established, it pretty much designed itself – everything just fell into place.”