Located on a lot of and surrounded by plenty of greenery the project aims to create a quiet serene natural oasis that drowns out the noise and the pollution of the big city around it. The innovative ‘treehouse’ is actually built on a column crafted using galvanized steel and its design ensures that the existing greenery is left largely undisturbed while providing the owners with a comfortable residence. With a cantilevered design the house enjoys a perfect vantage point to take in the sights and sounds around it and its wooden interior offers wonderful insulation.
The open plan living area contains the dining room a distinct concrete fireplace a beautiful kitchen with open shelves and of course a large living zone. The addition of huge windows brings in ample natural ventilation while principles of ‘adaptive reuse’ employed throughout the home make use of every available resource.
But it is the new glass and timber ‘box-shaped addition’ in the rear that truly transforms this old structure and gives it a sparkling new lease on life. This contemporary pavilion contains the new living area kitchen and dining room and opens up towards the gorgeous garden outside.
A walk-on roof light was used to get this task accomplished while cleverly placed timber screens add to the privacy of the courtyard itself. Inside the home large windows exposed brick walls and steel framed doors constantly remind us of the structure’s past.
Almost all the details of the house were crafted locally by artisans and the materials were kept as eco-friendly as possible. Reclaimed decor and accessories vintage additions and lovely artwork add to the air of authenticity while track lighting inspired by an old sprinkler system elegantly illuminates the interior.
Having found a suitable building that was once a grocery a printing press and a mechanic’s shop the homeowners turned to Emerick Architects who transformed it into a truly spectacular home that brilliantly combines functionality and aesthetics.
An open plan living area along with the kitchen and the dining area open up towards the large patio outside. Large glass walls and folding glass doors keep the interior constantly connected with the outdoors while sheer curtains provide a clever balance between adequate privacy and a controlled stream of natural light.