This house was in very original condition, sound and with attractive timber windows, but the kitchen and dining were very tight and they were short of a bedroom. Open-plan family living was required with good outdoor access and ease of living for two tiny children. It should also provide a sound investment for selling in a few years time. After studying the existing house and land it became apparent that the original house could be reassigned functionally with almost no alteration and the money used to build one new room for kitchen, dining and living. It was most economical to mimic the simple hipped truss form and join the two buildings with a simple flat link creating an entry porch and lobby.