The site is a stone Victorian semi in Wormit, with superb open views from the back of the house over the Tay to Dundee. Originally a narrow ladder stair connected the house to the basement which was largely derelict. This meant that around a third of the floor area of the house was not being used day to day.
Conventional sash and case windows meant that neither the views nor the garden were being enjoyed to their full potential. The new basement spaces accommodate the changing living requirements of a growing family. Effective daylighting now generates well used living spaces.