Pavilion In the Woods | Stekke + Fraas
The owner of today’s small house wanted a home connected with nature, so architects Stekke + Fraas suggested building in the most forested part of the lot. Being built on a steep slope and raised on concrete piers, the downslope side of the house is about 12 feet above ground level. The living room windows look out right into the tree canopy, giving the home a treehouse feel.
The exterior of the home is clad in dark metal, making the house recede into the trees from a distance. The metal siding should also require little maintenance, a real benefit given how difficult it would be to access the downhill facade.
The floor plan is organized with an open kitchen / dining / living area below, while the lofted upper level has the bedroom and bath. Two large swinging panels open the bath to the bedroom or close it off for privacy when needed.
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Photographs by Tim Van de Velde.
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