Theres an intimacy that is worth of emulation in this American Residential design. From the form of the building to its interaction with the site, Matt Fajkus Architecuture ensure that the aptly title ‘Tree House’ feels simple and intentionally restrained.
The spatial planning and flow of the design is simple and does well to segregate the spaces based on function and privacy. This flow which is in form of a ‘U’ is inspired by one of the Oak trees on the site that the buildings seeks to ’embrace’, thus forming a courtyard that is intimate and functional. This is where the ‘Tree House’ name stems from.
The 3 bedroom home sits balanced and well laid out with lots of indoor-outdoor spaces and terraces. The upper level, feels like less of an established first floor, but more like a partitioned loft.
The construction and use of warm natural materials and cladding is clean and subtle. A neutral colour palette, is accented by the surrounding vegetation. Its almost like a contemporary iteration of vintage housing design, with tropical influences.
The interior is largely white washed with polished concrete floors and some prominent geometric patterns. It too, exercises restraint in its design. The prominent feature for me would be the courtyard. It feels luxurious with the oak standing at the center, proudly. Its suitable for family time, large celebrations with friends and family, playing catch or our beloved ‘monkey post’ (just watch out for the windows) It something that needs to be featured more frequently in residential design where space and amenity allow.
All of these great elements and aspects come together in this fine piece of exemplary residential design that delivers not just a contemporary house, but an exceedingly, comfortable home