This 2-toned Treehouse designed by Jackson Clements Burrows doesn't actually sit in a tree top in Australia. Instead the 3-bedroom family home was painted and designed so that it doesn't jut out too prominently from the leafy background of its steep site. The cantilevered cubes optimize daylighting in all parts of the house while at the same time ensuring this 2,368 square foot abode has the smallest possible footprint.
Situated on a steep slope above Separation Creek in Victoria, the Treehouse is reminiscent of the area’s 1950s fibro shack vernacular architecture. It is clad in cement sheet and lined with vertical timber battens that are naturally stained. The sheets were painted in two different tones to replicate the tonal variety of the surrounding trees.
Daylighting fills the home, which includes a sun room, a living area, a study, and three bedrooms – all of which have spectacular views, and the interior has been finished with a minimalist touch. Built in 2008, the Treehouse probably isn’t as green as it could be, but we love the effort that was made even then – before sustainability was en vogue – to cut down the home’s impact on the natural environment.