Modern Architecture: Floating House (8 pics)

The Napa River House in California is located on a site with mature oak trees and stone pathways winding down a gently sloping hill. Craig Steely Architecture didn't want to disturb the paths and root structure of the trees, so they built a structural system, originally inspired by a chairlift tower, that floats the main living area into the existing oak canopy.

The 2,382 sq. ft. interior is divided into two legs, with the kitchen and living room on each end. The two bedrooms are at the heart of the plan, where the two legs merge, and a swimming pool is adjacent to the home, on ground level.

Craig Steely Architecture website
via [Archdaily]

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Tags: House with Legs, Modern Architecture, Napa River House

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Comment by sAm on February 28, 2011 at 6:30pm
Comment by Thomas Montblanc on February 26, 2011 at 3:54am
when is the house-warming party ?:-D
Comment by Dennis Siegel on February 26, 2011 at 12:15am
Really great!
Comment by esparler on February 25, 2011 at 8:43pm
Dude, If you have enough money to build a place like this I hope you have enough "mula" to have bought the surrounding 5-10 acres!
Comment by esparler on February 25, 2011 at 8:41pm
That is SO cool. It reminds me in a way of Frank Loyd Wright's Falling Waters with the cantilevered wing!
Comment by Tess Peni on February 25, 2011 at 6:47pm
fantastic if you like your neighbours
Comment by Alyssa Anda on February 25, 2011 at 2:40pm
This is really inventive and tastefully done . My only thought is, what about earthquakes? haha

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