Amazing Contemporary House Into a Heavily Treed Hill
A new 4 bedroom house by Auhaus, built into a heavily treed hill that drops away steeply towards the rear of the site. The house is divided into two wings, pinching together to form an entry then folding away from one another, enclosing wedges of outdoor space in between and creating a separation of the site into manicured front and untamed rear. From the street, the house is hunkered into the hill, with the pedestrian access stepping down into a private entry forecourt bounded by the kitchen and dining area. Through the front door, the view is straight into the treetops, with the arching living zone opening onto both the front courtyard and a rear deck, fully immersed in the landscape surrounds. The material palette of timber, black and emerald green reflects the colours in the landscape and intensifies the sense of envelopment. The design screens out adjoining neighbours, giving northern aspect to living spaces and focusing views into the treetops. The main living and master bedroom wing cantilevers out into the established tree canopy, creating the feel of a treehouse, with leafy outlook and filtered afternoon light.