The Residence is designed in the form of a modern stately home, suitable for family living as well as official gatherings. As a result of the size of the building it has been split into two wings, connected by a double height entrance hall. The private sea facing façade has substantial glazed openings to take advantage of ocean views. The rear approach side is more enclosed and encased in a natural stone clad skin. Furnishings have been designed to blend with the architecture. Fusing classical themes with a simple understated modernism.
Context is also very important in the case of this building. Given that it is designed within the grounds of the historical State House building, which is a National Monument. The architecture of this residence therefore had to be sympathetic to the older building and does so through the use of natural clay tiles on a pitched roof and white rendered walls. The division of this large residence into 2 separate blocks, also echoes the architecture of the older State House building, which is itself split into 5 individual interconnected blocks.