Designing homes in the conservation area of Sydney’s Haberfield comes with its challenges. ‘Treehouse’, with its precise detailing and a sensitive approach to the streetscape, has captured a flawless combination of bespoke design with a classic layout and facade.
Every room leads you towards stunning elevated views over The Bay Run towards Le Montage and into the city. Steel-framed sliding doors at the rear vanish into cavities when open and have only 25mm of visible frame when closed, with the sill recessed into the floor for a seamless finish and clean transition out onto the deck, suspended high up over the rear yard.
With shadow lines, blind and lighting pelmets crucial to the design, four exposed Glu-Lam beams were pin-point installed to dictate the entire layout of the space.
“We had to work these beams to every future detail imaginable while ensuring they supported the existing floor, new floor and the tiled roof above it all,” said Doug Carey from Bayside Built, who completed the home last month.
The house features a distinct raw material palette with white and forest green walls and polished concrete floors.
The staircase was designed to provide a bold statement at the core of the building and the kitchen features mirrored splashbacks to increase the welcoming and spacious feel of the living area.
Along with the lower level, the renovation also features a generous master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, as well as a further guest room, both opening up views over the treetops, creating a true treehouse atmosphere.