The site for the house is located off Rochestown Road on the estuary of the River Lee to the east of Cork city. The plan for the house is organised around two offset seven-metre square blocks. A setback of the first block creates an entrance area to the front of the house. While an offset of the second block creates a secluded courtyard off the master bedroom. The living quarters are located on the first floor to take advantage of site views and maximise light in the living area. The external south-facing loggia which is cut out of the first block connects directly with the living room. Rammed earth walls act as the primary structure while also being the external finish to the house. Due to the steep fall across the site and the use of rammed earth, there is a feeling that the house is almost extruded out of the ground when viewed from the west.