Banyan Drive Treehouse

Los Angeles, CA United States

Rockefeller Partners Architects


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.


Project Details

Banyan Drive Treehouse
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Project Team:
    Tom Preis Construction, Builder, Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Landscape Architect: Pamela Burton & Company 
  • Interior Designer: Alana Homesley Interior Design 
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    172 sq ft
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