Today I’m going to spoil you with a real eye-candy! This is a unique house, which I’m sure you’ve never seen before and couldn’t even imagine.
Four cylindrical towers are elevated on stilts to create this retreat in Cape Town, which was designed by local studio Malan Vorster to offer views among the trees. The client wanted their hide-away that resembles a tree house, and he definitely got it!
The aim was to respond to the height of the tall trees surrounding the clearing to maximize views from the highest part of the sloped site. Four cylindrical towers raised above the ground on stilts extend from each side four-storey-high Paarman Treehouse, each offering large windows to take advantage of views in different directions.
Battens of red cedar wrap the building, with larger gaps around the windows and tighter spacing to provide privacy for the residence. Inside, four structural columns feature at the center of each of the rounded volumes. At the top, arms branch out to create large circular rings that support the floors above.
The architects left all the materials untreated with the intention that they will weather naturally over time, helping the building to tone with the surrounding trees. The extensive use of wood inside made the spaces cozier and more inviting, and different materials were used to add interest to the interiors.
The main living area occupies this first floor of the house, with each of the semi-circular bays housing a different function, including a patio, a dining alcove and the main staircase. On the second floor, the master bedroom features a void enclosed by a glass balustrade with views to the level at the front, while the en-suite bathroom occupies a nook at the rear. Look at the stunning pictures of this home below!