A Tropical Renovation Lifts an Australian Home Into the Treetops

A Tropical Renovation Lifts an Australian Home Into the Treetops

By Kate Reggev
A striking addition draws nature, light, and fresh air into a home just outside of Brisbane.

The suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, feature many prewar, wood-framed cottages with sheltered outdoor spaces like porches and verandas. Over time, as families grew and owners sought extra space, these indoor/outdoor rooms were increasingly enclosed, creating dark interiors that are devoid of fresh air and natural light.

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