With two active young school-aged children and a wife who also
has her own business, Hocking intentionally created a smaller family
home perfectly suited to their needs. “Our family had been living in a
four-storey loft house that I had built in Bailey’s Bay ten years ago,” he
said. “We had moved in once Trystan was born and had Sadie shortly afterwards. That house had been designed more for entertaining and had
intentionally vertically separated public and private uses, which worked
well for having parties but not as well for raising a family. We wanted
a much smaller family home which I felt was better accommodated on
this site in a single-level house.
“The only second-storey section is the home office. Both Anna Laura
The bathroom and bedroom for seven-year-old Trystan.