The outside edge of these beams reduces to a fine chamfer, with the top horizontal beam also changing dimension and angle along its length. Looking from across the yard, it looks like a slightly skewed picture frame.
The use of double-glazing and the inherent mass of the double-skinned concrete walls help moderate internal temperatures in the new living spaces, in line with those in the original part of the house.
Directly outside the living area is an in-ground pool. Behind the pool, the original double-brick garage has been opened up and re-envisioned as a cabana.