The existing two bedroom house sits on an acre of land high on the Port Hills of Christchurch. While having superb views and sun towards the north and west the house itself no longer met the needs of a growing family. A substantial two storey addition has been created containing a new living space with master bedroom and guest bedrooms below. This new space has been linked to the original house by a glazed entry and stairwell. Exposed concrete block both internally and externally contrasts strongly with the cedar weatherboard of the old house.