Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

Hopetoun Avenue House, Vaucluse Building, NSW House, Australia Residential Property, Architect

Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

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28 Dec 2016

Hopetoun Avenue House, Vaucluse

Design: b.e architecture

Location: Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A tree house with harbour views

Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

B.E Architecture’s most recently completed project, Hopetoun Avenue, is a renovation and extension to a period home in the Sydney suburb of Vaucluse.

Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

Offering an intentional point of difference to the solidity of the existing sandstone house, the new addition is a gentle intervention that emerges quietly from the canopy of a beautiful, mature lemon-scented gum tree.

Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

With sensitivity to the site’s inherent strengths, the design embraces the preservation and integration of the established tree allowing it to remain the dominate feature on the property.

Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

The covered outdoor spaces are literally built around the tree, encapsulating and framing the trunk.

Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

The timber-clad columns recede into the background and a fine line of glazing opens to the densely planted side yard for continuous access to the natural environment from within the interior spaces.

Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

The upper level sits in the branches of the tree floating above the bottom structure to provide a unique treetop setting overlooking views to the Sydney Harbour.

Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

The roof is treated in a considered stone so that it is more like landscaping adorned with the scattering of fallen leaves.

Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

Preservation of the tree required the structure to be physically light.

Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

Built on a steeply sloping site, the expansive addition made from thin concrete includes an underground parking garage and a large suspended pool, without damaging the tree’s root system.

Hopetoun Avenue House in Vaucluse

The suspended platform also provides a generous planted area creating obscured views of the house.

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The addition is a soft integration creating strong architectural expression that blends into its surroundings and preserves the fabric of the original building.

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