Designing homes in Haberfield’s conservation area comes with its challenges. ‘Treehouse’ with its precise detailing and a sensitive approach to the streetscape has captured a flawless combination of bespoke design with a classic layout and facade.

Every room in Bayside Built’s ‘Treehouse’ house leads you towards stunning elevated views over The Bay Run towards Le Montage and into the city. Steel framed sliding doors at the rear vanish into cavities when open and have only 25mm of visible frame when closed, with the sill recessed into the floor for a seamless finish and clean transition out onto the deck suspended high up over the rear yard.

With shadow lines, blind and lighting pelmets crucial to the design, four exposed Glu-Lam beams were pin-point installed to dictate the entire layout of the space. “We had to work these beams to every future detail imaginable while ensuring they supported the existing floor, new floor and the tiled roof above it all.” Doug Carey from Bayside Built.

The house features a distinct raw material palette with white and forest green-painted walls and polished concrete floors, with the staircase designed to provide a bold statement at the core of the building.
The kitchen design features mirrored splashbacks to increase the welcoming and spacious character of the living area.

Along with the lower level, the renovation also features a generous master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, as well as a further guest room – both opening up views over the treetops, creating a true treehouse atmosphere.


Completion: April 2020 Client: private Construction: Bayside Built


Bayside Built is a Sydney based construction and development company that specialises in high-end residential construction aimed at achieving a unique and contemporary product. Doug Carey, director and owner, combines the love of architecture, art, and Sydney‘s vibrant lifestyle when designing and building one of a kind homes. Quality workmanship, attention to detail, fast results and ability to keep to a tight budget are a few of the attributes which Bayside Built pride themselves on.


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Wall lights: Single Rosette Wall Light via Z two lights Outdoor Wall lights: Marc Wall light via Z two lights Kitchen stools via Target
Pendant light: Louis Polson PH5 via Cult
Dining chairs: AAC22 by Hay
Ceiling lights: Round Rice Paper lanterns by Hay


Photo © Sebastian Photography