Banyan Drive Treehouse
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 Banyon 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.
Status: Completed in 2009
Project Size: 170 s.f.
Architectural Team: Christopher Kempel, AIA, Rocky Rockefeller, AIA, Bridget Zimniski
Photography: Eric Staudenmaier
Press: Home Magazine, NBC's Open House, Architecture Durable, Architecture Intérieure Créé Magazine, SaB Magazine, Architectural Record Online, California Home + Design, Vårtnya Hus Magazine, Builder News Magazine, Forbes Life, Details Magazine, C3 Magazine, Dwell Magazine Online, and dozens of blogs