Responding primarily to acoustic concerns and its unique triangular site, this new home creates liveable space protected from the audible impact of an adjacent suburban train line. The 3-sided plan backs onto the western boundary and train line to focus on a protected east facing courtyard. Another small internal courtyard injects natural light and ventilation to bedrooms and a small study. Concrete block walls are expressed internally reinforcing the “protective wall” from the trains. Limited openings within the blockwork front façade acoustically protect internal spaces and provide a mute frontage to the varied streetscape.