Tree House

  • Category In Progress
  • Year In Progress
  • Location Hawthorn, VIC

Located on a steep site in Hawthorn with direct garden access onto Fairview Park, the challenge with this four-bedroom family home was achieving views and northern light. To account for the sloping site, we positioned the main kitchen and living area on the upper floor among the treetops with views of the park. In lieu of direct garden access, a large balcony extends out into the trees giving the house a unique connection to the site.

A skillion roof slants up towards the north to allow northern light into the living area while still capturing views to the south. On the ground floor, four bedrooms, laundry, bathrooms and an activity space enjoy connection to the pool area, which flows out into the landscape among the trees overlooking the park and lake.