The solution was found as follows: The blind wall has been replaced by a staircase as wide as the basement. Only a small part of it is fit to walk on, the largest part has been planted with shade-loving plants (Hearts Tongue Ferns!). The ground level has been lowered by 45 cms. for the garden to become visible from the basement. By additional terracing of the plantbeds in the garden (till 90 cms. above the former ground level) the visibility from the basement has been increased and space is suggested that does not really exist. The enormous difference in height (2,55 m. in a garden of merely 47 square metres) strengthens the feeling of a gorge, which already existed caused by the surrounding houses. The difference in height is further emphasised by three pillars for climbers. They replace trees, that would have caused too much shade.
Underneath the first terrace, that is linked to the first floor, storage capacity could be created that can be reached through a narrow door in the basement.
By way of curved stairs a second terrace can be reached, that is situated 45 cms. below the former ground level. The third terrace is situated at the former ground level and is connected with the second terrace by a few steps. All terraces have a mosaic floor of old bricks.
The wall around the garden is interrupted at the left side by a fence of reinforcing bars (meant for climbers) in order to meet the objections of the neighbours, who felt enclosed behind the wall.