This was an extensive renovation carried out on a house in the heritage zone of Birkenhead which has very strict controls over forms and materials to be used. The existing house levels remained but just about everything else changed. A third level was added to accommodate a main bedroom which has great views to Rangitoto Island. The strength of the plan lies in leading the eye from the front door , up the main stairs and out to the garden beyond with the help of a reflection pond. All the spaces emanate from this central axis.