A contemporary rear extension to a free standing terrace in a conservation area. The design brought to life a light filled open plan living area within a contemporary addition to the heritage fabric of the dweling. The restrictve living and bedroom spaces were altered to suit the family's growing needs for light and openness. The various high level openings provided various unique light qualties that suited the spaces that they affected. One such space is the sunken basement rumpus and wine cellar which features a sunked courtyard.