From the street, the house presents as predominantly concrete in form. The rear elevation, however, features a wall of floor-to-top of roof glass over one and half levels, abutting a single-level, glass-walled kitchen/living pavilion that opens onto a concrete-paved alfresco and pool area.
The pool is framed on the opposite side by an off-form concrete wall that doubles as boundary fencing.
Throughout the home the rawness of the concrete is exposed and celebrated in a variety of forms and applications, including insitu polished concrete floors and precast walls.
Raffoul is a particular fan of using precast concrete panels for both external and internal walling, citing it as an efficient and economical approach to building that produces an incredibly durable and reliable result.
"There's a bit of work to be done up front, but once you stand up your (precast) walls and infill your slab floors, you don't need sand, cement, scaffolding, stud walls - any of that," he says.
"When you reach lock-up you're almost at 80 per cent of the build, whereas on projects using timber or steel stud walls you're at best 40 percent."