As far as existing houses go, House Ellis seemed to be one of those works, that followed no design rules. It appeared that no architect or consultant, was close to its inception. Our clients bought, what one calls, potential. Great views, great location, great address, but not such a great house. It was not even functional. Adapting the masterplan idea, we inserted a long steel covered walkway, which linked and de-linked from the house to open and close spaces as we required. Its other function was to unify a rather disorderly facade, as it controlled sun and wind, privacy and light. It now stands as a house that expresses the mood of the inhabitor. It is clear from the street, whether the house is private or open to visitors. Complimenting the old, the new insert is a life source that is symbolic of how architectural intervention can breathe into existence, new meaning.