Taylor Knights, an architecture and interior design firm out of Fitzroy, Victoria (Australia), were hired to create a family home that was designed to house two generations under the same roof comfortably while balancing privacy and family interaction. The original semi-detached, double brick structure was built in the 1920s as a duplex with very few windows, low ceilings, and small rooms. The original facade remains with the addition of a steel bay window on the front helping to upgrade the exterior. Working with a modest budget, they used cost effective materials, some in unusual ways, like pegboard on the walls of the staircase and multiple skylights that were purchased off the shelf. The communal spaces were relocated to the central part of the home, joining the two distinct private areas.