An Australian expat family resettling back in Melbourne had purchased a newly built house that needed further works to accommodate their active lifestyle and growing family. The renovation centred on the addition of a pool, which incorporated an outdoor room, bridging the main living spaces with the garden. The alfresco area included a kitchen, BBQ and fireplace; ensuring it could be used throughout the year. Thus, shifting the focus of the house around a central deck. The interior scheme was modified to reflect the new emphasis of the garden and the pool; becoming the inspiration for a new palette of finishes and interior styling.