A large, pivoting front door echoes the angled roof element, as does a sculptural dividing wall inside the entry, which is set proud of the exterior wall.
"The roof element is like a hugging device, a protective gesture that encloses the living spaces within," says the architect. "And the inset wall within the entry allows a shard of light to pierce the space, adding to the drama."
A cantilevered wood veneer shelving unit provides glimpses from the entry into the living room beyond. A similar shelving unit on the opposite side of the room bookends the space, and provides a place to conceal audiovisual equipment. A row of low windows and matching high windows bring additional light into the living room, while the wall between helps to screen a neighbouring property.
"There is a minimalist simplicity about the interior that we love," says one of the owners. "From the concrete floors to the absence of skirting boards, cornices and mouldings, it's a very clean-lined look that suits the way we live. The way the house is separated into three zones is also ideal for family living."
The front of the house is given over to the master suite and a guest suite-study area, while the rear of the house accommodates the children's bedrooms, laundry, a television room and garaging with a loft-style area above.
"There are private and shared areas," says Wright. "The central zone is where everyone comes together. This is the open-plan family living area, kitchen and dining area, a communal space where the parents can keep an eye on the children both inside and out."