An open, outdoor living space in the treetops was the brief for this young family in Darwin’s rural area.
The enticing ‘open’ feeling of the deck was achieved with a 10-degree pitched roof—a hallmark of contemporary tropical architecture that protects against Top End storms and creates a unique aesthetic line.
Innovative E-therm insulation in the deck ceiling gives this outdoor project an r value of 3.3, ensuring the family is cool in Darwin’s hotter months
The custom-designed awning gives shade and rain cover but is also a design feature of the deck, with minimalist steel work giving maximum support and visual effect.
The oversize (140x25mm) merbau decking is set off with contemporary black fans, coordinating black flashings and barge caps, and two- pack epoxy paint.
A 6.2-metre custom size sliding door (Dabsco) with Crimsafe screens seamlessly connects indoors with outdoors.
. A 500mm box gutter, cleverly and neatly hidden by matching cladding, is an effective solution to capture the roof’s sheer volume of rainwater without obscuring the view.

Banker Road, Herbert || Rural Extension

Rural Living…

This ex-RAAF elevated house has been renovated into a treetop retreat!

This extension included the addition of 63sqm Merbau timber deck, tripling the living space of this family home.

Black framed custom Crimsafe sliding screens, seamlessly connect the indoors with this stunning new outside living space.

The oversize deck is complemented by black fans and coordinating flashing. Stainless steel wiring, a Merbau bench and custom designed awnings complete the look. An ingeniously hidden 500mm box gutter was also used, able to catch huge volumes of rain without obscuring the view.