"Harvest a tree and then build a house with it." This labor of love is the architectural equivalent of the Paleo diet…with a side of glamour for good measure.
The entire interior of this home is covered in local pine. So local, that only a few of the larger beams used in this project ever left the project site at all. As the lake in front of the home was built, the pine trees removed were cut, carefully stacked, milled and dried producing a tapestry of local art that adorns the walls.
The dogtrot is a nod to the southern hunting preserves of old and serves to catch a breeze rising up the hill that the home is built upon. This in turn helps to keep the house cooler in summer and deter the mosquitos.
The Tent Shop's first project will certainly always be one of our favorites.