A home for a family fond of informal entertaining, outdoor living and easy overnight guest stays. This house sits lightly on the site with a dry creek bed meandering across the site to help control site drainage. The kitchen is the heart of the home, with the curved bench and windows allowing direct access to children’s play and kitchen garden planters outside. The covered outdoor cooking and eating area towards the north provide an extension of living and blur the division between inside and outside spaces. A guest pavilion is linked via a raised boardwalk.