On a tight urban site on the St Heliers hill, four homes have been commissioned. With Heritage 2 planning constraints to the northern sites restricting facade treatments available and steeply sloping terrain to the southern sites limiting construction methods. The response has been to reference our boating and beach culture with a classic forms. The living areas slide past each other to create a considered approach to modern living. The internal spaces seamlessly link creating a calming ease of movement. The simplicity of the exterior forms are contrasted by modern materials layered to engage the occupants. Each house has the ability to open and close in response to shifts in weather and lifestyle.