How the original Deans estate, which originally had its own power station, ever ended up looking like this is a long story.

First there were the Canterbury earthquakes, then there was the decision to appoint internationally acclaimed and completely off the wall architect Ian Athfield.

This was followed by the owner's desire to retain the warmth and tradition of the original home in a completely different footprint.

It was the last home Ath designed and quite rightly won an architectural award.