Living area in bedroom of House of the Tall Chimneys by Frankie Pappas.

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The bedroom/living space is enclosed by large glass windows framing the treescape. "I think one of the most successful experiential aspects of a building is how intimately involved it is with the site," says Frankie Pappas. "An expensive view has the effect of divorcing one from the site. In House of the Tall Chimneys, the views are very close and intimate, which makes you part of the site." The timber used throughout is Eucalyptus saligna, which is native to Australia and sustainably grown and harvested in South Africa.