Maynard Architects, a Sydney based firm, transformed this traditional brick home and courtyard into a stunning modern home that builds upon the past while making creative use of all the available space. Located in Melbourne, the Vader House’s main attraction is the center courtyard bordered on one side by the old house, and on the other side by the new extension and living space. Glass walls bring light into the kitchen and living areas while opening them up to the center courtyard. In the courtyard, a movable deck slides across a pool to reveal a patch of lawn. This doubles the available space for lounging in the sun. Movable walls can be found throughout the new home – the bathroom, windows, exterior doors, cabinets, all of which make good use of space.