On the outside it looks modern, step inside and you are taken back to an era of wood paneling and wood fittings.
Maurice Mahoney is one of this country's most eminent architects.
He's rebuilt his quake damaged 1960s home exactly as it was before, with a few changes
The 186sqm home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms -- it's modern in a cool 60s way.
But it's the original wall fittings and the veneer on the ceilings held in with over 500 recycled brass screws that make the home feel cosy and warm.
For builder Matt Stevenson it's taken two years and over 5000 man hours with no room for error.
Now it's finished Mr Mahoney can relax.