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Holiday House Reno in the Forest Creates Treehouse-Style Living

07.24.15 | By
Holiday House Reno in the Forest Creates Treehouse-Style Living
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Bloot Architecture, an architectural practice in The Hague, The Netherlands, transformed a 1950s holiday home by adding a dramatic rooftop extension. The compact home sits hidden in the woods and the new addition gives the feeling of living high amongst the trees.

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The design had to meet with the strict building regulations of the area as far as maximum height and a sloped roof, while still giving the home views of the surrounding greenery.

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Almost the entire extension, inside and out, was constructed out of wood. The exterior and roof are clad in untreated larch, keeping it as natural looking as possible.

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Instead of buying a lot of furniture, built-in pieces, like the beds and storage, were constructed to fit each space perfectly. A landing between the two new bedrooms houses a bathroom sink.

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A few steps up from the landing, there’s a really cool, simple bedroom that has a slanted window to make you feel like you’re living in a treehouse.

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A set of hanging stairs in the original living room provides access to the new extension.

Photos by Jeroen Musch Photography.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.