Located on a densely developed beachfront, this private residence lies on the boundary between the ocean and a mixed residential neighbourhood. As a response to these contrasting environments, the walls of the house are glazed in various degrees of translucency, bringing light into the rooms while maintaining a visual screen. The house is designed for a grown up, geographically extended family, and provides a variety of spaces scaled to individual or group activity. The bedrooms are designed as separate suites, with distinct site aspects and material qualities. The suites are linked together by the central stair and a large communal living/dining/kitchen space. Throughout the interior, plaster walls are formed around wooden panels and cabinetry; the wooden elements house the accoutrements of daily living and form a lining for tactile contact with the walls.