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The Treetop House by Matt Gibson Architecture

By • Mar 24, 2011

Matt Gibson Architecture has completed the Treetop House project, a renovation and extension of a Federation single fronted terrace located in Middle Park, a suburb of Melbourne in Australia.

The glass wall at the rear of the house with its detailed sheet metal screen is simply amazing!

Update: now with hires photos and floor plans.

The Nicholson House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design:

“This renovation involved the renovation of a Federation single fronted terrace within a heritage overlay including the provision of a series of first floor level spaces that cantilever deep into a previously treed rear of the site. The rear addition presents as a long, tall timber-clad tube wrapped around the remaining existing boundary walls and cleared out GFL interior.

The newer works provide a more generous engagement with the exterior and garden foliage via extensive use of glass and continuity of material externally. A whimsical and artistic ‘giving back’ to the parkland legacy is provided at first floor level in the form of a steel sheet external graphic ‘appliqué’ and internal decal.

This provides texture and interest for both interior and exterior whilst enabling a functional Planning outcome preventing overlooking to neighbours. The colour and material palette is deliberately restrained so as not to compete with the exterior, or with the family’s accumulated artwork and furnishings.”

Photos courtesy of Matt Gibson Architecture

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