Situated on almost an acre in semi-rural southwestern Sydney, this large family home was designed as an escape from the city life. The natural elevation of the site offered opportunities to take advantage of its views through the use of glass. Positioning the 4 car garage below the main living areas created an open plan layout and formed a large outdoor entertaining area on the roof deck. All main living areas revolve around the large water feature providing a tranquil atmosphere from the moment you arrive. The mass of the building is softened by a gradual rise to the entry from the garage level. The use of natural sandstone and timber bring the built form back to its rural setting.