Just when you think magic only happens on telly, you’ll be surprised with how a place, once dark and cold could be transformed into a bright, warm home. Treehouse Terrace is a North Carlton suburban haven that has gone a residential make over with the talented folks at Green Sheep Collective and what we’re about to see is a space that would instantly win us over and would make us never want to leave.
For a couple with adult children, this home is designed for a differing lifestyle that could accommodate children to move back home after traveling for months on end. let’s take a tour on how this suburban gem could function across different lifestyle yet retain its homely vibe amongst the escalating needs of the daily life.
The owners wanted a flexible and sustainable home that’s both robust and comfortable. As a response, the once dark-filled interior spaces were quickly replaced by the abundance of natural light through the installation of high-level windows that are easily opened and features appropriate eaves, providing as much natural light as possible during daytime. Increased interior ventilation has been addressed with an installed fan, drawing the heat from the upper floor down to the ground to minimise the need for mechanical heating.
With the living room, kitchen, dining, bathroom, and bedroom taking advantage of the the central courtyard with openable windows and skylights that all contribute to better cross-ventilation and a generous spread of natural light. The living room also opens to the garden and deck in a seamless transition from the ground floor with the use of custom design cabinetry and bi-fold doors creating an expansive feeling throughout the intersecting space.
Inhabitant lifestyles need a whole lot of spatial flexibility and this was catered for by the three bedrooms — with one as the upper “master bedroom,” sized and positioned accordingly to have it as a second living space within the home itself.
Treehouse Terrace lives up to its name with two balconies featured on the first floor, with one of them giving a “tree house” feel as it’s quite nestled amongst the branches of a nearby jacanda tree. The other baclony located on the west end provides a more private and secluded area for retreat with a comfortable lounge spot that’s concealed from the wind but is revealed to a whole lot of afternoon sun and rooftop views.
When you’re looking for a quiet home to live in with sustainable and flexible features, Treehouse Terrace is definitely the top-of-mind home to cater to any longing for comfort amidst the demands of the grown-up life.
Photography by Emma Cross.