Stepping into other people's worlds is part of our job. Quite literally, a lot of the time, we step into homes that offer a rare glimpse into the private lives of others. Having been commissioned by Capital Magazine, we were invited into the surprisingly austere abode of Sir John Todd - the patriarch of the family-owned billion dollar Todd Corporation. Unostentatious and refined, the value of this Oriental Bay property was marked most significantly by the array of unique art pieces. At the sprightly age of 87, Sir John was most welcoming and even ventured out to visit the local dairy. The humble nature of Sir John's expression of wealth makes sense given that he was quoted as saying "the rich are morally responsible for helping others" and his family put their money where their mouth is, having established the philanthropic Todd Foundation in 1972.