This gorgeous single family residence in Fire Island, New York is referred to by its owner as his “tree house” because it is located in a dense grove of pine and holly trees. Designed by Bates Masi Architects, the home features two guest bedrooms, bath and a guest deck on the main floor. A steel staircase leads you to the living room, dining room, kitchen and master suite on the second floor.
[quote]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.[/quote]