A HOUSE THAT LIVES WITH THE TREES

THIS HOUSE WAS BUILT WITH THE PRESERVATION OF THE LOCAL OAK TREES IN MIND

This isn’t a treehouse, but it’s a house that’s built in the trees and for the trees. When TOTeMS Architecture received a request for a home to be built in an oak tree hammock along Sarasota Bay, Florida, they knew exactly what to do.

To preserve the oak hammock, the Casey Key Guest House was built on a specialized piling foundation system in to minimize the disturbance and footprint on the land. The house sports an open structure design, creating a refreshingly spacious atmosphere within.
There are many windows and floor-to-ceiling glass walls take advantage of the surrounding scenery of oak trees, as well as the beautiful view of the Sarasota Bay which can be seen from the bedroom loft.

A small program, including one bedroom, bath, living area with kitchenette, and a loft, is organized to provide privacy between a neighboring property to the north while offering broad views of the oak hammock, and Intercoastal Waterway.

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