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Banyan Drive Treehouse

Los Angeles, CA
Banyan Drive Treehouse
Banyan Drive Treehouse
Banyan Drive Treehouse
Banyan Drive Treehouse
Banyan Drive Treehouse
Banyan Drive Treehouse
Banyan Drive Treehouse
Banyan Drive Treehouse
Banyan Drive Treehouse
Banyan Drive Treehouse
Banyan Drive Treehouse
Banyan Drive Treehouse
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 DurableArchitecture Intérieure Créé Magazine,  SaB MagazineArchitectural Record Online, California Home + DesignVårtnya Hus MagazineBuilder News MagazineForbes LifeDetails MagazineC3 MagazineDwell Magazine Online,  and dozens of blogs

Awards: AIA Long Beach / South Bay Merit AwardArchitecture Exhibit in Moscow