The Waimea House is currently under construction. Philp Lighton Architects worked closely with the client during the briefing process to ensure all of their pragmatic aspirations were addressed. The design response takes these aspirations for Derwent River views, formal entrance way, access from the double car garage directly into the house and multiple entertaining areas and balances them against extremely tight site constraints. The shape of the block is triangular and is one of the last parcels of vacant land in close proximity to the water. Unique design features include the adaptive use of reclaimed red brick, and elevator to provide future proofing accessibility and a curved facade which controls light and privacy.