The result is an exciting, private house which is split into two distinct halves. The contemporary half of the building is submerged into the hill and accommodates two en-suite bedrooms, a family bathroom and hall. The roof is grassed, doubling up as an open garden area. The second element has the appearance of a vernacular stone barn and accommodates an open-plan kitchen/ dining space, with a living room above. Both halves are linked by a landscaped outdoor courtyard which brings natural daylight into the house.