Pivotal decision “Enlarging the family room and kitchen was important,” says Natalie. Unexpected blowout “Whole chunks of ceiling collapsed. We covered them with custom ceiling roses more than 1m in diameter.” Where to save “We planned spaces so that 95 per cent of the home was kept within the original footprint,” says architect Simon. Words of wisdom “Living in the home first gives you an idea of how you want to use the space,” says Natalie.
Favourite room “For me, it’s our bedroom. Mark and the boys love the gym, especially after watching Ninja Warrior.”