DWELL ON DESIGN: THREE TREES
June 10, 2010
In an unassuming neighbourhood you’ll find this home nestled among beautiful trees. The woodsy lot prevented an addition to the home so architect Jeremy Levine
decided to build around them. A testament to nature and an environmental awareness was at the forefront of the design build process. Every room in the home opens to an outdoor space with a sheltered tree.
The largest of the three trees welcomes you into a sitting area as you approach the front door.
The living area below with very simple furniture. With sculptural trees out every window, why would you need anything more?
The outdoor shower is the location of the second tree. Tall, skinny and magically embracing the blue skies above.
The kitchen below, so simple in stainless steel and white. Open shelving, looking through to the living room is repeated in other areas of the home as well.
The third tree is located at the back of the home. ‘Planted’ in a red painted concrete base at the lower walkout level, it grows up through the floor of the back deck right at the centre point of the doors.
Sustainable features of the home include: thermal rock wall, mobile sun screens, reclaimed lumber, passive evaporative cooling.
A simply beautiful home, embracing nature and the environment without compromising design.