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“House in the trees” was organically inspired

“The artistic and sculptural effect of the structure and windows together is the key to this home.” –Mark Scheurer

This “house in the trees” design was intended to invoke organic architecture that is influenced by and reflective of its site. Designers were inspired to preserve the oak hammock on the site, and to follow the homeowner’s mandate “Respect the land, and the rest will follow.”

The architect considers this construction to be a success because it responds to the site in a simple and poetic way. The main priority was responding to and complementing the site’s features. For example, the elevated floors supported on pile foundations were determined by the house’s location in a highly regulated FEMA velocity zone.

Marvin provided one of the most important features of the home, the beautifully constructed, one-of-a-kind windows that curved with the wall and ceiling. The large windows create a seamless transition from nature to inside the home, adding to the tree house-esque concept.

Marvin Products Used:

Round Top Window
Sliding Patio Door
Ultimate Casement Window

Photography by: The Greg Wilson Group

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