A couple approached Nathalie Scipioni Architects, with significant experience as building developers, to subdivide an existing lot and design two standalone dwellings. The site is north facing yet narrow; the clients engaged Nathalie Scipioni Architects to ensure that both properties received ample natural light throughout both dwellings. The brief and site required intelligent planning to maximise sun penetration and flexible living. The design mediated the desire to deliver a high-end light-filled dwelling with the need to stay within the client’s set budget for the project. Photography by Justin Macintosh.