When Mario approached us to design an exclusive custom home for him and his family in the District of North Vancouver, the primary part of the programme was to design the home as large as allowable, and yet celebrate an understated curb appeal. The view had to also be maximized from the main floor. The building lot sloped in two different directions, making the basement area exclusion, as well as siting the dwelling as high as possible, challenging . After three or four renditions, we were able to nail it, to the satisfaction of our client. It was a fun exercise, and we are grateful to have been chosen for the task!