Brief The client in this instance was a self-builder. The brief was to create a large detached family house maximising sea view to the front of the site and the southern aspect and solar gains to the rear. Budget The budget was generous with an initial design budget of €500,000 for this new build house. Results The floor plan design is open plan throughout and takes in the sea views to the north while opening onto the deck/garden/southern aspect to the rear. This house although large at over 3500 sq.ft. in size appears as a modest traditional house, due to the design choice of form and materiality.