The design was driven by two key considerations. First, this is a very social family. The four children, who are all in their early twenties, come and go with their friends in tow, and the kitchen and outdoor barbecue work overtime feeding the large gatherings of people. The small garden areas at either end of the house had to be able to cater for these regular social occasions where food was the main focus. The challenge was that in a small space, it is critical to get every detail correct.