"The interior has a simple layout, with an open-plan living area flowing right through the house, from front to back," says Linardi. "This maximises both the view and the sun. Even at the front door, you can glimpse what lies beyond the glazing at the other end of the house."
Although there are no windows in the side walls of the house, there is ample natural light, thanks to a series of slot skylights and voids that let sunlight penetrate down to the ground floor.
"We cut slices out of the ceiling, so you get these special moments throughout the house, as the light changes and moves across the walls," says Linardi. "It's a three-dimensional aspect, rather than a single horizontal or vertical plane of light."
The light is further enhanced by the reflective quality of the polished plaster finish that defines a large, box-like core in the centre of the house.
"This is essentially a services core, much like you would find in a commercial building you can walk right around it," says the architect. "The core encloses a storeroom, powder room, lift, pantry and scullery, and has doors opening off the centre hallway and kitchen. The polished plaster features on three sides of the core, with cabinets on the fourth side."
The core reinforces a sculptural quality that is also evident in a single, continuous, blackened solid steel stair balustrade that rises from the basement to the top floor.
"Again, this is an understated feature of the house, but it enhances the pared-back material palette and complements the black detailing seen elsewhere. It also helps to visually link the different levels," says the architect.