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Banyan Drive Treehouse

Rockefeller Partners Architects

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Consultants

  • Landscape Architect: Pamela Burton & Company
  • Interior Designer: Alana Homesley Interior Design

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2009

Size

172 sq. feet

Construction Cost

$1,100

Style

Modern

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Project Description

Builder's Choice and Custom Home Awards Finalist

Nestled in the back corner of a Brentwood hills estate with exceptional views of the Getty Center and downtown Los Angeles, this 172 square foot accessory building was designed as a modern-day treehouse and more.

It was conceived as a surprise gift from husband to wife. Reflective of her childhood affinity for treehouses, the intent was to recreate an adult environment for this now prominent art museum patron, art collector, and philanthropist. Not only does it function as a studio and lounge, the treehouse is envisioned as a piece of art, drawing inspiration from the substantial collection curated throughout the property. We like to think of it a permanent piece of inhabitable sculpture.

For all of its construction complexity and challenges the reward begins once inside. There, the experience of being within a living sculpture evokes the sense of that little sanctuary we all felt in the treehouses of our childhood.
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