Project: Tree House
Architects: Matt Fajkus Architecture
Architecture Team: Matt Fajkus, David Birt, Travis Cook
Location: Austin, Texas
Phase: Completion 2014
General Contractor: Brodie Builders
Structural Engineer: Smith Structural Engineers
Motorcycles: Ducati / MV Agusta Austin / Chevy Truck: Ron Barnes / Chevy Nova: Christian Leerberg /
Staging: Blanton Design
Photography: Brian Mihealsick, Bryant Hill, Twist Tours
Tree House was designed by Matt Fajkus Architecture in 2014. Located in Austin, TX, USA, this house has an area of 257 square meters. Tree House exudes a bold yet humble presence. The entry was placed on the centre with the lot’s primary Live Oak tree. The design of each interior space has a connection with this central element. Representing the balance between sophistication and restraint, the materials, surfaces and finishes were carefully chosen. The intimate outdoor and indoor spaces are created while every single-story wing extends. The existence of the Live Oak tree is wrapped by the single-story wings.
The kitchen and dining space are separated by an integrated board formed of concrete planter. Due to its large windows, the second story is flooded by natural light. The master suite has a view towards the small yard, in this way, privacy is ensured. For the interior, the dominant colour that has been chosen is white and it is highlighted by dark colours as black, gray and brown. The lines between the interior and exterior are crossed by the ceilings dressed in wood. Tree house expresses purity, freshness and has a close relationship with nature.