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The client challenged ARCA Unlimited to give his existing three-bedroom house in Southdowns an overhaul using as little construction as possible - to give the house, in the client’s own words, “Botox, not plastic surgery.” A less is more philosophy is central to this refurbishment. Living spaces are opened up to spill out onto the green zone in front of the house. The strategic demolition of carefully selected areas, such as, the fireplace, original kitchen, and room openings, coupled with the insertion of big stacking doors, make spaces appear larger and lighter. Downplaying the red Irene stone on the exterior gives the house a more elegant, simple look. Pergola structures integrate outdoor and indoor spaces; a connection that is fortified through the incorporation of landscaping elements.