An extension to an unassuming rendered single storey house in a leafy Elwood street aims to capture as much light as possible through utilizing the orientation of a south facing property. Instead of the traditional backyard, the living spaces are intertwined with two courtyards that create different atmospheres and uses depending on the time of day. Voids and skylights capture Northern light where possible. A reduced palette of materials consists of reclaimed brick, timber and metal screens. The inclusion of a perforated staircase and mezzanine also aids in creating an open and spacious home despite the small building footprint.