The designers incorporated sustainability principles into their design while taking great care to maintain the gardens which surround the house. They have succeeded in creating a subtle, sensuous, healthy house, suffused with soft natural light, using entirely organic materials. The wood elements are sourced from a certified plantation. The sculptural inlaid ceiling lights are echoed by discrete local handmade elements on the wooden doors, hardware and furniture. White limestone flooring in the house and garden blurs the distinction between inside and outside visually and environmentally.