The architects set out to design a home that would compliment the lives of the family that lived there. What drove most of the planning process was creating a quiet, slow-paced environment, that also happened to be in the middle of the city. The layout explores the dynamic between nature and urbanism, two seemingly disparate facets of our lives. It comes as a surprise, then, that the two can exist simultaneously, even with very little space to work with. Not only is Harcourt House enriched by its surroundings, it also makes up an indispensable part of them, and vice-versa.