“The design for the Ruxton Rise Residence is approached as a contemporary take on the Beaumaris mid-century modern home, responding to the home’s unique sense of place and its richt architectural history,” explains the firm. The grey-brick home sits on a greenfield site in Beaumaris, an affluent suburb of Melbourne known for its mid-century properties, tucked away from street view in a natural slope. The residence is built around a central open-air courtyard dotted with olive trees; a calming haven intended to be an additional room for guests to interact, listen to music, read, reflect, or simply enjoy the afternoon sun. Boarded by a series of expansive glass panels, the courtyard acts as an extension of each of the internal living spaces it borders, allowing for a visual connection between them. The surrounding floor plan has an emphasis on communal spaces, and is designed to foster meaningful relationships with the family and visitors.