select
|

Cylindrical “treehouse” on stilts stuns in Cape Town

We are calling a it a treehouse simply because it stands on stilts among the trees, and although it is technically not a treehouse it is definitely inspired by the tall forms surrounding it.



This treehouse residence in Cape Town was designed by local firm Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design and is known as Paarman Treehouse.

 

The home comprises of four cylindrical volumes clad in timber slats that rise on stilts, allowing the residence to stand among the trees and take advantage of elevated views.

Large windows face outward toward the lush landscape, creating bright interiors that are finished with untreated wood and other materials that are meant to weather over time. A spiral staircase winds up one of the towers to connect the four stories, while a Cor-Ten steel ramp grants access to the main entrance.



The circular motif continues throughout the home. Each volume is supported at the center by four columns that extend all the way up to the ceiling where a large circular ring acts as a kind of platform for the floor above it. The ceilings themselves are characterized by exposed beams arrayed in a pattern of triangles.

 

Words doesn’t do this home justice - so we will let the pictures do the talking!



 



| via: dezeen



  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
  
2000
Characters remaining


    Latest Property News
    • 25 May 2017
      Growth in the Standard Bank House Price Index keeps slowing and the median price of a house applied for and financed by Standard Bank was R923 000 in April, up 4.5% year on year and slightly slower than 4.6% growth in March 2017 – revised up from 4.3%.
    • 25 May 2017
      The courts have come to the rescue once again, clarifying and confirming a seller’s duty to settle outstanding municipal debt prior to receiving a property rates clearance certificate.
    • 24 May 2017
      Asrin Property Developers’ luxury apartment development in Tokai is sure to sell out quickly because of its central location and very competitive pricing, says Asrin’s marketing executive Rehana Moosa.
    • 24 May 2017
      An iconic, landmark Art Deco building, 50 on Long Street in the heart of Cape Town CBD, which was recently sold for R37 million in a transaction brokered by Annenberg Property Group, is to undergo a complete interior refurbishment.
    • 24 May 2017
      Consider the following scenario: an ideal investment property is on the market for sale: a three bedroom, two bath, sectional title apartment in a security complex that is clean and in no need of repair. It is located in a good neighbourhood, close to a number of reputable schools and has proximity to the main arterial routes. It should sell like hotcakes. The only problem is that the property has a bad tenant in it who is two months in rental arrears. What can be done?
    • 24 May 2017
      When an annual general meeting (AGM) or special general meeting (SGM) is held in a sectional title scheme, there are certain guidelines that must be followed in order to meet the criteria as set out in the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act, which differ from the way the quorum was calculated in the past
    • 23 May 2017
      While an estate agent typically represents a seller in any residential property transaction, they also act as a liaison between the buyer and seller and work closely with buyers to find them a suitable property and navigate the finance process among other services.
    • 23 May 2017
      For decades, upmarket Bryanston in northern Johannesburg was a quiet haven of small-holdings and expansive homes on large plots spread along leafy, tree-lined streets, but rampant densification in recent years has radically transformed the landscape and pushed the sectional title sector to 43% of residential property in the suburb.
        
    X
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Name  
    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    select
    X
    Share this Page

       
    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    About
    Connect with us
    FEEDBACK