a small house embracing a towering ironbark tree.
This small sustainable home sits to the rear of an existing house in Brunswick, and it feels more spacious then you would expect from its size! The house dances around a towering red ironbark, with the living and main bedroom focused outwards onto the existing tree. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms and a stair leading to a roof top terrace. From this terrace, views of the city skyline stretch across the horizon beyond the rooftops of Brunswick.
This home makes the most of a small constrained site on a subdivided block, and its layout has focused around embracing the beauty of the existing tree to the rear. The angular geometry serves several goals, including to maximise the living areas whilst preserving the root zone of the Ironbark tree. The sweeping angles of the roofs, especially over the stairs, helps to minimise the sense scale the of the home upon its neighbours. Internally the sweeping ceilings give height the first floor bedrooms. Externally the curves of the house are given beautiful expression through radiused brick curves, which play with texture and light.