The site is elevated high above the surrounding harbour coastline, providing it with spectacular northern views at the entrance to the Lane Cove River. The layout of the existing house fails to capture the view to its full potential and is hampered by awkward relationships between private and public internal spaces. The design aims to rationalise the planning, by arranging all circulation spaces efficiently along a central axis through the house. The existing roof is to be removed, with the form of the dwelling split into 2 equal bays, arranged either side of the circulation space. Renovation of the existing garage which is built to the front boundary provides a lush garden roof to a secondary living space on the upper level, while the main living areas and master bedroom are pushed out to the north to access light, ventilation and views.