Our sketch design for a double storey dwelling overlooking the Barwon Valley. Emphasis was on providing a compact 3 bedroom dwelling that could capture the views to the north from living and deck areas. Considerable slope across the site and a height limitation of 7.5m required creative design solutions. The front entry is set at a lower level to provide comfortable access from the garage and porch and also provide a visual separation between the entry and living areas of the house. A contemporary roof form that responds to the slope ensures that the height restrictions are adhered to and views maintained from the surrounding neighbourhood.