Unique Treetop Home in Upstate New York
Tower House was completed by the New York based studio Gluck+. This project included the construction of a four story, glass and steel vacation home for a young family. The first three floors are each dedicated to an individual suit, a bedroom and a bathroom. The fourth floor contains the living space, kitchen and dining area, with fabulous views of the lake and the Catskill Mountains in the background.
Tower House in Upstate New York, details by Gluck+:
“This small vacation house is designed as a stairway to the treetops. Keeping the footprint to a minimum so as not to disturb the wooded site, each of the first three floors has only one small bedroom and bath, each a tiny private suite.
The top floor, which contains the living spaces, spreads out from the tower like the surrounding forest canopy, providing views of the lake and mountains in the distance, virtually the entire Catskill mountain range.
The glass-enclosed stair highlights the procession from forest floor to treetop aerie, while the dark green enamelled exterior camouflages the house by reflecting the surrounding woods, and dematerializing its form.”