The approach to the Tallarook house is via a meandering drive that slowly reveals a series of gabled roof tops. The gabled roof forms crown linear pavilions and create a horizontal datum. Below this datum the linear pavilions stretch across the site in order to maximize the views. Entry into the house is via a grand concrete bridge that dissect the house and cantilevers toward the view. Recycled and salvaged timber is a feature of the Tallarook house. Most of the timber was salvaged from the restored Princess Pier in Port Melbourne.