Retreat for Kate and David is more like attic, accessed across patio or up a secret stair. Christian Street House is made from brick, timber and concrete. Timber is prescribed in the local council code. It references timber and tin architecture that Trending now: outdoor living. (Yippee!) Whether you live in a cold climate and have just a few short months of summer to enjoy, or you are located in a balmier area, 'tis the season to be outside … swimming, barbecuing, or just curling up in a lawn chair .