Houses in the Woods. Perfectly Nature Integrated Designs
Living in the forest has a wide number of benefits. You get the freshest air possible, you’re surrounded by natural beauty, and you get to escape the hustle and bustle of the city every day. Living in the forest doesn’t necessarily mean you have to live in a rickety old cabin, though. To prove it, here are 5 examples of houses in the woods that look like a million dollars and are right at home in this wild, natural landscape. Blending the inside with the outside, they feature porches, decks, central rooms with huge windows, allowing inhabitants to interact fluidly with their living space, embedded in the landscape.
This forest house is lifted right up into the trees to provide better views of the surrounding vegetation. With its glass wall and porches on both sides, it is just ideal for that.
Houses in the woods. All decks
Located on Lopez Island, Washington, the Walker-Pope home is modular and prefabricated. It has a shed roof to keep the rain out and the heat in, creating an atmosphere of warm shelter. It has decks at both ends and a long, narrow one stretching from one side. All of the necessary functions reside within this simple, elegant box, it’s everything it needs to be and nothing more.
Houses in the woods. All glass
This contemporary country house is located in Sebastopol, California. The northern window wall is facing out to the expansive view. The exterior is clad in cedar wood and has a warm interior with predominantly wooden ceiling, wall and flooring.
Houses in the woods. Alpine-style cottages in Patagonia
These matching cottages in brick and wood are in San Martín de los Andes, a small town in Patagonia at the base of the Andes, where early German settlers introduced Alpine-style buildings.
Houses in the woods. Historic cabin
Built in the 1920s, The Perch is a log cabin sitting on a little lake just outside the community of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The small cabin has a square plan with a hip roof and windows that almost completely encircle the structure, giving it a resemblance to classic forest fire lookout towers. The logs are exposed on the inside and most of the other surfaces are finished with fairly dark wood as well, making for a rustic, but somewhat dim interior.
Credits: contemporist.com, designrulz.com, smallhousebliss.com