From architect Robert Harvey Oshatz, the Wilkinson Residence is a uniquely designed space.
The construction was completed over a decade ago, but this refuse-to-be-a-ranch-style home still deserves attention.
An original presentation, the home is nestled into a slope which accentuates the outdoor backdrop.
A nod to a tree house, the primary living area looks out to a treetop lined skyscape.
Made to blend in with the surrounding landscape, the structure was formed with natural woods, copper plated framing and glass.
The substantial use of glass all through is used to reflect much of the direct sunlight, adding to the internal temperature maintenance. Also, the large glass windows allow lots of natural light to filter through the home, as well as providing incredible views of the woods.
Further, a radiant heating system helps to maintain the temperature indoors. Radiant heating works by providing heat straight to the ground level in floor panels or in walls or ceiling spaces, and then the heat disperses throughout the rooms.
This type of heating is said to be more efficient and energy saving than standard residential heating systems. It may also offer better air quality and less irritation from allergens than other types of indoor heating.
The arrangement of the rooms and windows also allows cross ventilation to help cool the home.
The main living quarters are contained in the upper portion and the lower levels hold the bedrooms and bath. The ground level rooms are naturally cooler, creating a comfortable temperature.
The homeowner also had music in mind with this house, as the way it is laid out allows music to flow throughout the spaces, bouncing from the curved walls for enhanced acoustics.
In addition to its smartly constructed and efficient features, the curved, inviting appearance of this residence creates a whimsical feel that makes it right at home in its forest hideaway.
Images are © Robert Harvey Oshatz. Photography by Cameron Neilson.
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