The Beck house sits on a 600 sqm plot with fields on one side and a hill behind it. Its the last house on a side street off a village road. A distinctive paving pattern and a laterite compound wall topped with Spanish tiles greet you at the gate. Beyond, all that is visible are some unusual peaked roofs atop laterite walls which arouse curiosity and draw you onward. A curving seat and a tall column holding up a peaked roof create the pocket-porch for pause.