Tree House
Colleton River, South Carolina

Tree House is a successful response to the challenging parameters of the site. The owners and the architect decided to save every oak tree on the site and create a space that works with, and does not intrude upon its surrounding environment.

By creating a one story structure, the house exists below the tree canopy and visually blends with its surroundings. Colors were chosen specifically from flora on the site, and native materials, such as tabby stucco, speak of the local vernacular. The clever form meanders through the trees to feel as close to nature without disturbing it. Extensive use of glazing, along with pinching and extruding the narrow floor plan allows the house to “float” above ground.

Tree House embraces its natural surroundings, and celebrates the beauty of nature.