The super-thin suspended concrete floors and vertical framing elements give the design a 'lightness'. Indeed, from below the whole structure appears to hover above the cliff.
The off-form finish of these concrete elements is designed to complement rather than mimic the rock cliff-face, particularly over time as the material weathers.
"Looking from below, yo see this weather rock cliff-face. We thought it would be too fussy for the hosue to have a pristine finish - we wanted to keep it honest," Adsett says.
Internally, concrete wall sections have also been left exposed, as have sections of the slab underside as ceilings. These rustic, off-form features are juxtaposed with natural timber finishes and conventional plasterboard elements.
Adsett says concrete has a genuine warmth when paired with the right materials - in this case, warm, rich timbers and cool whites.
Despite its north-easterly exposure, the house is remarkably cool. A lap pool on the easterly edge enhances the cooling effect of breezes, while central voids funnel a stream of light into the interior and encourages cross ventilation.