The Rainbow Street house is a new build detached house on a plot of land which replaced the rear garage of a corner end of terrace site. The project brief involved designing a single bedroom private home suitable for a couple. Previous planning applications for this site were all rejected due to each proposal occupying 100% of the site area. This planning history informed our design approach by using the same floor area of the garage to achieve the required building area over three floors. The buildings mansard roof form with top floor material change along with the glazed strip to express the building’s vertical circulation were recognised as design elements which positively contributed to the streetscape. The building was designed to be sympathetic to its surrounding Victorian Terraces.