BANYAN DRIVE TREEHOUSE

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

 

PRESS:  Custom Home Magazine, NBC's Open House,  Architecture Durable,  ArchDaily, Architecture Intérieure Créé Magazine,
SaB Magazine,  Architectural Record Online, California Home + Design,  Vårtnya Hus Magazine,  Builder News Magazine, This Old House,
Forbes Life,  Details Magazine,  C3 Magazine,  Building Magazine, Dwell Magazine Online,  Home Magazine French Publication, Discovery Channel, Arquitectura + Construção, Drevo + Stavby, Design Milk, and dozens of blogs

AWARDS: AIA Long Beach / South Bay Merit Award,  Architecture Exhibit in Moscow

 

Part office/studio, part recreational getaway, this unique project is located at the base of a large pine tree in the backyard of a canyon residence.  The client is an artist and lover of nature so the Banyan Drive Treehouse, perched twelve feet off the ground, will serve as a creative respite from the demands of domestic responsibilities.

Though modest in size, the plan is efficient and allows for a studio space/living area and a toilet room. Deep-oiled wood siding, mahogany windows, and a Rheinzink roof were chosen for their natural qualities and rich palette.