The new house measuring approximately 230 square metres, was conceived as two structures connected by a large deck. The 7 meter tall study/retreat could also be compared to Australia bush hero Ned Kelly’s helmet, with a picture window framing gnarled tea trees.
Although the site was relatively undisturbed during construction, an established acacia was removed from the front garden as it was blocking the entrance. In memory of the tree, Bellemo & Cat infused the design with a variety of green hues. An awning made of Polycarbornate was designed with computer generated images of leaves. Memories of the tree are also captured in the glazed bricks used in the fireplace, separating the living and dining areas.