This the contemporary burling court residence with colonial brick house style. Some of the new forms embody the delight of hobbies and interests. Others such as the solid stone wall allude to the traditional hearth around which the family gathers. The designer sought to create a fluid and flexible space that enriches daily family rituals and customs. While provoking dialogue between old and new, the architecture of this home is ultimately a tribute to daily life.A new form explodes the front and rear façade in order to reveal the inner-workings of the colonial home. The floating roof and floor slab transcend the boundary imposed by the traditional load-bearing front façade. From within, the newly defined forms transport the gaze of the inhabitant to the distant neighborhood, expanding the limits of the house.The nautical world not only inspired the forms, but suggested a set of construction techniques. The bow of a ship encompasses the rear breakfast nook, and a similar form shapes the front entry. To develop these forms, the designers created a series of templates which could be altered, then reassembled.