Tree House Residence
This third floor addition provides a kid’s dream bedroom-playroom suite while generating a house renewal by infiltrating light down through the centre. Perched atop the existing dormer like a tree house loft, the addition brings in multi-layered light and views of the mature trees and sky. Reached by an open stair of bamboo and acrylic, the new room is bathed in light from the front, rear and top. Sculpting three zones for sleep and play, the room – with its built in cabinetry, chalk wall, and whiteboard walls – creates drama and drawing-play zones with lofts, perches, hidden stairways and nooks, and lots of wall surface to cover with drawings. Cabinetry and flooring is bamboo throughout, with the stair accented with dark oak to tie into the existing Victorian house detailing.