SSK Residence is a minimal renovation and extension located in Melbourne, Australia, designed by Davidov Partners Architects. The SSK Residence involved the renovation and extension to a single story Californian Bungalow in Caulfield North. In order to unlock the under utilized and removed back yard of the North facing suburban block a new wing was proposed to allow the main living and dining areas to engage directly with the back yard and free up space in the existing house for additional bedrooms, bathrooms and storage. The extension took the form of a north facing barn that allowed the large room to be visually, yet unobtrusively divided into the two functional zones; living and dining. The ceilings that frame the two spaces allowed the extension to be nestled into the corner of the site against the side boundary to maximize the outdoor area and prevent over shadowing to the southern neighbors back yard.