This Lower Templestowe Architect-designed renovation focused on connecting a home that sat low on the site to a higher rear open space. The owners found that they would rarely use the rear yard as it was not directly connected to the main living space, and the stairs had to also be navigated to get there. The existing home generally remained intact and a new glazed pavilion was located at a higher level. One side of this new space was connected to the rear yard and a new Alfresco area. The result is a much more livable and enjoyable family home.