It is a widely known fact that perceptions of wall to wall terrace style living can be a hesitation for some. The concerns of living ‘on top’ of neighbours with a claustrophobic sensation was a stigma we wanted to break down in the design. Our design team used this as creative ammunition to challenge these stereotypes and design a home that was expansive in feel on the blank canvas we had to work with. The decision was made to build wall-to-wall to make best use of the land and design an indoor garden which allowed the light and ventilation to come from within. The 3.7m void allowed light to flow throughout the house welcoming both sun, warmth and breezes into each upstairs bedroom, which had inbuilt louvers facing the indoor garden. This meant that we were able to increase the bedroom sizes by over a meter internalising the light ventilation rather than having traditional external windows which would have looked directly onto the neighbours property. The moment you open the front door of this home, it feels as though it’s only you and the world, designed on an unobstructed 16.5m canal frontage the core principle of this home was entertainment. A large combined kitchen, living dining and entertainment space created the sense of expansiveness that we were wanting to achieve on this small block of land. A butlers pantry you could host a party in followed by 4x4m extended garage storage for a third small car or a boat, assisted in breaking down each perceived challenge of living in a terrace style environment.