The New York-based Bates Masi + Architects designed this two level single family residence, referred to by its’ Owner as his “tree house”, in a dense grove of pines and hollies with a view of the bay from the second level.
Here is what the architects say:
“The approach by a raised wooden walkway arrives at a walled deck and glass entrance. Two guest bedrooms, bath and guest deck are on the first floor with a steel stair leading to the living, dining, kitchen and Master Suite on the second floor.”
“All exterior and interior wall surfaces and cabinets are rough cut cypress; the flooring is bleached oak. The ceilings are exposed fir structural members and doors and windows are aluminum. The 1″ X 12” cypress vertical louvers on the high windows reduce the intensity of the southern sun. The east and west walls of the house are virtually blank because of the close proximity of the neighbors and a public walkway.
The house has 1500-sq. ft. exclusive of decking.”