Similarly, at 3m high, the front door has a large scale. It opens to reveal the open-plan living area and the spectacular view beyond, which draws guests up the final few stairs.
Meyerson says maximising the natural light was a priority. In addition to a large skylight above the main circulation area, which lets light into the stairwell, there is a band of glazing around the top of the walls that makes the roof appear to float.
"The house was designed to present an understated linear structure," says the architect. "Essentially, it is composed of a series of planes, with large, 12m spans designed to free up the view. It has a wide frontage to the harbour, and a large overhang to reduce heat load and glare. A terrace beneath this roof extends the living space, providing an extra outdoor dining and seating area."
Working with interior designer Shellee Gordoun of Shellee Gordoun Interiors, Meyerson introduced several large asymmetric volumes to the interior.
"The house is defined by asymmetry," the architect says. "From unevenly spaced fence posts at the front of the house, which are reminiscent of a barcode, to the shapes of the interior volumes, there is a sense of the unexpected and a strong focus on detailing."
A large unit helps screen the dining area from the entry.
"This volume was not designed to be a wall that separates," says Meyerson. "With its recessed toekicks, it is more of a floating element that doubles as a bar."