This house is built into a heavily treed hill that drops steeply to a river at the base. The house is split into two wings, pinching at the entry then folding away from one another, enclosing wedges of outdoor space and separating the site into manicured front and untamed rear. From the street, the pedestrian access steps down into a private entry forecourt bounded by the kitchen and dining area. Through the front door, the arching living zone opens onto both the front courtyard and rear deck, fully immersed in the landscape surrounds. The living and master bedroom wing cantilevers into the established tree canopy, creating the feel of a treehouse, with leafy outlook and filtered afternoon light. The material palette reflects the colours in the landscape and intensifies the sense of envelopment. The design screens out adjoining neighbours, giving northern aspect to living spaces and focusing views into the treetops. Stepping down the site over four split levels, the house is composed of a series of distinct but connected living zones, with breakout spaces slotting into transitional areas and providing moments of privacy and room to grow.