A wonderfully intact Victorian building and a large sloping site were the main constraints for NMA in the creation of this project. The brief meant the house would need to be on several levels and allow the rear informal spaces to flow down onto the landscape. A glass walled lift would allow the occupants to remain there forever. Again NMA contrasted the old and the new in a bold and honest approach. Black zinc featured heavily inside and outside to contrast the old red brickwork. Mafi Austrian timber was used on the floors and joinery to warm up the spaces. A cantilevered steel carport suspends above the cars and delicately touches the existing building fabric so as not to disrupt it. An entirely new verandah was added above the entrance as was a bay to the study.