This elegant open and modern home designed by Zen Architects relies on passive solar design to cut back on energy consumption and carbon footprint of the structure. Keeping the house warm in winter months and cool during the summer it is the form of the house that ends up being its biggest asset!
It’s definitely a big installation that stands out between the trees and feels as if it has always been a part of this setting! It’s a Mid-Century Tree House in Clifton that could be yours for a “mere” $549900. In order to feel like a part of nature itself transparent walls all throughout the house are a must! To an outside observer the house almost isn’t visible due to the marvelously clear glass!
A long 150 foot curtainwall surrounds the house and gives it its distinct façade while large glass walls open the living area towards the view outside. With changing seasons one sees the varying sights and sounds of the landscape become a part of the interior giving it a beautiful and diverse backdrop.
There are times when all of us wish to move away from the constant noise that surrounds us and into a setting that is far more tranquil and healthy. A holiday retreat in the woods a summer vacation home perched on the edge of a lofty cliff and overlooking beautiful mountains or even a second home where you spend more than half the time each year enjoying the untouched jungle landscape around you – every one of these ideas does sound like an absolute dream! The hard part of it all is to have both the resources and the ability to build such structures in remote locations. That is until you come across the designed by MAPA.
Nestled in the fertile valley of and surrounded by beautiful mountains and untouched woods the striking contemporary home is a confluence of three separate wings each designed in the form of a square. At the heart of this expansive home is a three-sided hearth that delineates spaces gives each wing its individual style and becomes the focal point of the open living area.
Wood cabins sure have a similar design but each and every one of them is unique in its own way. This spacious cabin is perfect for people who don’t want to give up the comfort of a big home while enjoying the beauty of mother nature. The log cabin experience is made even better with a big deck where warm evenings can be spent in the company of good people. The rustic pieces truly merge with the natural surroundings and create an incredibly old-fashioned setting.
On first look you would be forgiven for believing that this gorgeous home is set in a calm and tranquil suburb far off from a big city and its constant rush. But set on a leafy and secluded lot in the offers a serene oasis that allows its residents to escape the rigors sights and sounds of the urban jungle that surrounds them.