The honed concrete block continued internally via a central spine wall from which a bespoke staircase was suspended. The stair consisted of laminated dressed matai treads on an individually welded steel channel stringer. The upper level ceilings were clad in hoop pine veneered plywood sheets with expressed negative joints. Iranian travertine stone flooring adds some glamour to the lower level floor and upper level bathroom.
The lower level consists of a bright and sunny north-facing kitchen/dining/living space, along with a bedroom and a small office where Sam can work from home. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and the family bathroom, as well as a second informal living space which opens out to a terrace with views north towards Grey Lynn.
The final result is a compact inner city dwelling which made the most of the limited site, with some lovely finishes and details, and a variety of different spaces to enjoy.