This isn't a typical tree house - rather than tear down trees on the existing site, designer Jeremey Levin chose to include three trees as central parts of this outstanding renovation and addition. The lines between interior and exterior are blurred by using the tree canopies as a 'roof' and providing direct access to the exterior from every room in the house…
Jeremy Levin built an addition at the rear of the home and completely renovated the façade with wood slated walls and doors, trellised gardens, and stone walls. The existing trees that surrounded the house were maintained and incorporated into the new courtyards and interior spaces of the house.
Before & After
Not only has Levin made this home green by renovating the existing house and maintaining the existing trees, but he's also implemented a number of eco-friendly techniques throughout the home: grey water recycling; passive and active solar systems; evaporative cooling; bathroom fixtures made of a concrete mixture containing 50% fly ash; green roofs; and low-VOC finishes.
Go to Levine's website for more wonderful photos and details about the project.