A three-pavilion home in a national park north of Sydney sits in an estuary and is accessible only by boat.

The secluded Australian retreat sits within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park about an hour north of Sydney, Australia. Surrounded by she-oak and ironbark trees, this atmospheric abode has echoes of The Swiss Family Robinson tree house.

This expansive raised deck, which is accessible from the ground level via a short flight of steps functions as the main living area and heart of the house.

This expansive raised deck, which is accessible from the ground level via a short flight of steps, functions as the main living area and heart of the house. 

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Designed by renowned Australian architect Richard Leplastrier in collaboration with architects Karen Lambert and Ian Martin, the 1,044-square-foot Osborne House fully embraces its bushland setting, and is now available through Modern House Estate Agents with the price provided upon request.



A Japanese bath set against one of the deck’s timber walls offers a tranquil spot where one can enjoy a leisurely soak, while meditating on nature.

Set against a timber wall, a Japanese bath allows the homeowner to enjoy a leisurely soak while meditating on nature.

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The long decking boards extend out into the Pittwater bush.

Long decking boards extend out into Pittwater, the valley estuary that holds Osborne House.

Courtesy of Michael Nicholson

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