'No more than six steps in a flight' for the internal stairs was the brief this client gave for a very steep site on Hardy's Bay. With a swimming pool, five bedrooms and large open plan living and dining area this was a challenge. The result is a linear plan where each floor is separated into split levels, with no more than six steps in each flight. The new building replaces an old cottage set low down on the site. The new house is set higher up on the site, maximizing the views over the bay, and has an intimate relationship with the bush and escarpment behind.