Birch Tree House / Susi Leeton Architects & Interior

Birch Tree House / Susi Leeton Architects & Interior

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  • Area Area of ​​this architecture project Area :
    962 m²

  • Year Year of realization of this architectural project

    Year:


    2020


  • Photographs

  • Manufacturers Marks with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: hub furniture, weaving rug, Poliform, Signorino, Bellevue Imports, D+C Design, Daniel Barbera, Don Currie rug, Earp Brothers, Euroluce, James Richardson Corp., Lacanche, Lights and tracks, Manon Bis, Marie Noal, Pitelle, ROYAL OAK FLOORS



Birch Tree House / Susi Leeton Architects & Interior - Chair
© Nicole England

Text description provided by the architects. Our goal for Birch Tree house was to create a soft, sculptural yet sturdy family home set in the middle of a beautiful, restful garden. The Design Brief was to create a 5 bedroom home with various family spaces maximizing the long north aspect leading to a beautiful swimming pool. Our approach both internally and externally was to create a dialogue of poetic curved volumes and light, delicate details as a backdrop for a busy family life. The volumes of the space are soft sculptural shapes that overlap and intersect creating usable family zones. Natural light and soft materials were chosen to create a chiaroscuro of shadow and light. The finishes have been deliberately refined and tone on tone. The texture is the main actor. Natural limestone, oak flooring, polished plaster walls and linen curtains made up the understated palette.

Birch Tree House / Susi Leeton Architects & Interior - Interior photography, living room, table, chair, windows
© Nicole England
Birch Tree House / Susi Leeton Architects & Interior - Interior photography
© Nicole England

Polished concrete walls create a shimmering effect in every space. The furniture has been selected for its sense of design and comfort. The beautiful rattan chairs gave a view of the swimming pool – a delicacy with the 3-legged bronze table, providing finesse to the deliberately thick and solid exterior walls. The gardens and interface were of the highest quality in design. The interior has become exterior. Arches with eucalyptus sticks placed overhead provide shade to all north windows, an interface between the pool, and most importantly, a sense of romance with the vines beginning to grow.

Birch Tree House / Susi Leeton Architects & Interior - Interior photography, table, counter, windows, sink, chair
© Nicole England

The interior design was deliberately subtle and refined, where texture and soft light were the major qualities. Our goal was to create a sculptural response in a beautiful, restful garden. The interior has become exterior. Finishes and shapes merge to form a background of life. By analyzing the typology of domestic and family living areas, we sought to create a beautiful circulation of space to promote harmony, bringing the family together. The living areas are on the ground floor and flow out to the gardens and terraces; The bedrooms and children’s lounge are on the first level and open onto balconies and juliette balconies, offering extensive views. Vast spaces and windows flood the spaces with abundant light. Birch Tree house challenges conflicting notions of modesty and luxury in an understated way. Softness was the key.

Birch Tree House / Susi Leeton Architects & Interior - Interior photography
© Felix Mooneeram
Birch Tree House / Susi Leeton Architects & Interior - Interior photography
© Nicole England

Natural light and soft materials were chosen to create a chiaroscuro of shadow and light. The finishes have been deliberately refined and tone on tone. The texture is the main actor. Natural limestone, oak flooring, polished plaster walls and linen curtains made up the understated palette. The walls being “Marmorino” create a shimmering effect in every space. Our goal was to reflect an understated home behind the large, inviting, curved front entry and generous oversized front door. We were inspired by Brancusi’s sculpture and the soft powdered finish of his marble sculpture. Soft, smooth shaped walls create ease of movement throughout the home. Therefore, the texture was most important while the materials are refined and subtle. Reflecting the generosity and softness of space was our aspiration.

Birch Tree House / Susi Leeton Architects & Interior - Exterior photography, windows, facade, arch
© Nicole England

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