Thomas Lawton Architect
Architects & Designers
Treehouse contemporary-exterior


FrontierGroup, This low impact design includes a very small footprint (500 s.f.) that required minimal grading, preserving most of the vegetation and hardwood tress on the site. The home lives up to its name, blending softly into the hillside by use of curves, native stone, cedar shingles, and native landscaping. Outdoor rooms were created with covered porches and a terrace area carved out of the hillside. Inside, a loft-like interior includes clean, modern lines and ample windows to make the space uncluttered and spacious.

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stevepassaly wrote:
Cheshire Village? - I recognized the tree house from a fairly recent stay in Cheshire Village! I Think?? What an awesome house and development. Fantastic work.
   Comment   January 25, 2013
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Thomas Lawton Architect
Thank You! You are correct with the location in Cheshire Village, Black Mountain, NC.
April 12, 2013 at 10:48AM     
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We love it. Do you have pics of the interior?
July 1, 2013 at 6:21AM   
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jtlives2play31 wrote:
Love the color! Do you have a name and brand?
   Comment   January 13, 2013
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Thank you for your interest. This project was completed 5 years ago and unfortunately, after much research, we could not find record of the exterior color.
April 12, 2013 at 10:59AM   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to When to Paint Your House Brown
A home nestled in the woods is an ideal candidate to be painted brown. With a rock base and brown body, this home appears to be just another structure set in among the trees and earth, especially as its proportions stress the vertical.

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venicegirl310 added this to Truckee Exterior
August 4, 2014
Paint color. Too dark? Green trim not as much
Aase Bomskov added this to aase_bomskov's Ideas
July 28, 2014
elizholley added this to elizholley's ideas
July 3, 2014
exterior color and rock work
marie910 added this to marie910's ideas
May 25, 2014
exterior house color
carvajalgroup added this to 111 Bent Oak siding color
May 20, 2014
i love dark brown without trim, house is discussed amongst the trees
paradis_ann added this to paradis_ann's ideas
April 30, 2014
small footprint
karanba added this to GP Exterior
April 22, 2014
brown and green exterior
cayenne273 added this to cayenne273's ideas
April 6, 2014
decks and roofs
maggiejheil added this to maggiejheil's ideas
April 4, 2014
Brown shingle
sschmokel added this to sschmokel's Favorites
March 25, 2014
Cabin colors
lynnesews added this to lynnesews's ideas
March 17, 2014
Brown clear lake
sherrieaw added this to sherrieaw's ideas
March 14, 2014
the only house id ever live in
jjoyan added this to jjoyan's Ideas
February 18, 2014
wolfridge added this to wolfridge's ideas
February 17, 2014
tall skinny exterior - tree house
bethha added this to Joy Residence
February 12, 2014
fgmn added this to fgmn's Ideas
February 10, 2014
cwalton49 added this to cwalton49's ideas
January 30, 2014
Jake LeRoy added this to jake_leroy's ideas
January 23, 2014
Neat idea...low impact...nice craftsman-ish character...
tamarafidler added this to tamarafidler's ideas
December 31, 2013
Brown pair/stain
johncorene added this to johncorene's Ideas
December 21, 2013
Dark charcoal house with no white trim
Jeremy Thompson added this to thewhodo's ideas
December 18, 2013
awesome design
loflash added this to Pation/garden
November 28, 2013
sloping landscape
tlrn1986 added this to tlrn1986's Ideas
November 26, 2013
Too brown
wandamull added this to wandamull's ideas
November 15, 2013
tall and narrow
deeonline added this to houses
November 8, 2013
love this disign
henderac1023 added this to Stonework
November 7, 2013
Needs more porches, but still neat nestled amongst trees; plus like the mixed media with dark shingle siding and lighter stonework
joshweidler added this to exterior craftsman
November 2, 2013
Too dark brown
waupecan5 added this to The Money Pit
October 29, 2013
The dark brown color of the house and the stone they used.
nhrebel2 added this to nhrebel2's ideas
October 18, 2013
nice dark brownm
lumberjackson added this to lumberjackson's Ideas
October 9, 2013
Guest house or narrow design
Drew Hamilton added this to round2
October 7, 2013
Outdoor living space. Good overall look for drew.
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October 6, 2013
sumska kuca
rpercha added this to rpercha's Ideas
October 1, 2013
Love this house
kgriffin678 added this to kgriffin678's ideas
September 22, 2013
ellenritt added this to ellenritt's ideas
September 21, 2013
Exterior dark brown
7169414511 added this to Exterior Ideas
September 9, 2013
Brown exterior
smbobbitt added this to smbobbitt's Ideas
September 6, 2013
Love this cabin in the woods. Holiday island possibly?
Matthew Haws added this to matthew_haws's Ideas
September 5, 2013
Future cabin
Dicks Color Center added this to exterior house colors
August 30, 2013
nodell added this to House Design Ideas
August 27, 2013
An idea for a balcony off the master bedroom?
Mary Herman added this to mary_herman's ideas
August 26, 2013
vertical brown house
kathyflan added this to Exterior Ideas
August 18, 2013
paint color
jcharlva added this to Exterior Ideas
August 18, 2013
like the brown exterior
missally1 added this to missally1's Ideas
August 11, 2013
Rock base
Karen Denu added this to karen_denu's Ideas
August 11, 2013
Exterior palette and stone/brick
Millbrook Homes added this to millbrook123's ideas
August 6, 2013
vanillavaj added this to Exterior Ideas
August 4, 2013
brown and stone
Michelle C added this to Exterior-Craftsman
August 2, 2013
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July 28, 2013
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July 19, 2013
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July 15, 2013
lake house
jasbecker added this to Tall Houses
July 8, 2013
Two Story Height on square-ish home
judithladams added this to Stone Steps
July 6, 2013
This is more like it
johnlammas added this to Exterior Ideas
July 3, 2013
Three story house hate the look
pwmueller added this to Tohi exteriors
July 3, 2013
tobacco stain
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July 1, 2013
This is what we want to avoid
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June 30, 2013
colour and detail of cottage
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June 30, 2013
siz of house
heidihesterlee added this to heidihesterlee's Ideas
June 29, 2013
Small and tall. Beautiful roofline.
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June 23, 2013
westfalia added this to Exterior Ideas
June 20, 2013
Shingles, flare at the bottom of the sides of the house.
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June 19, 2013
Ski house
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June 19, 2013
Exterior paint Color
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June 18, 2013
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June 13, 2013
Great idea for cabin
1518 added this to Exterior/Roofs
June 12, 2013
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June 7, 2013
brown siding and stone
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June 4, 2013
great gray brown
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June 1, 2013
House Plan
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May 30, 2013
exterior paint colour
Joanie Lodge added this to Dormer windows
May 22, 2013
Love side porches
dstonich added this to dstonich's ideas
May 20, 2013
dark color
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May 19, 2013
Steps or stones going down hill
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May 18, 2013
very cool!!!
warebuilttimberframes added this to timbergirl5x's ideas
May 17, 2013
500 sq ft?
macgrs added this to Exterior
May 3, 2013
Chocolate brown, green windows.
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May 1, 2013
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April 30, 2013
entry, porches
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April 26, 2013
Brown house
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April 21, 2013
Brown house
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April 21, 2013
colour of house
Catherine Killebrew added this to Exterior Ideas
April 19, 2013
natural wood and stone
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April 13, 2013
small 2 story
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April 9, 2013
Marilyn Jeffers added this to Ski House
April 4, 2013
Tall with snow friendly roofline
Deborah November added this to Exterior Ideas
April 4, 2013
like the color of this house. I think!
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April 1, 2013
Style idea for new house
stevensanje added this to cabin
March 31, 2013
exterior look and design. 3 stories.
Julie Lynes added this to julie_lynes's Ideas
March 27, 2013
House colors
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March 26, 2013
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March 21, 2013
Brown house
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March 20, 2013
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March 19, 2013
Small footprint
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March 15, 2013
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March 15, 2013
Very cool small footprint but tall house on steep lot
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March 12, 2013
Rustic, 2 stories
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March 11, 2013
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March 7, 2013
Small tall house. Necessary to get second floor view of water?
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March 6, 2013
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March 4, 2013
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February 27, 2013
too dark but good reason for brown
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February 17, 2013
brown house w/green windows
911beachhouse added this to 156 Main Ideas
February 17, 2013
Cool little house
buttercup16 added this to Lakehouse ideas
February 14, 2013
three story guest house addition
jsord added this to Good Ideas
February 13, 2013
small wooded house
Rosemary Loftis added this to rosemary_loftis's ideas
February 12, 2013
tree house
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February 10, 2013
Christy Emrick added this to Exterior
February 6, 2013
stone and brown siding combo
karelina added this to karelina's ideas
February 6, 2013
with green trim
Letha Robles added this to letha_robles's ideas
February 5, 2013
Color of house
taylorluree added this to Color Portfolio
February 5, 2013
Brown ~ Exterior Color of House
thepoint added this to thepoint's ideas
February 4, 2013
Brown Exterior w/stone Look
lsgary added this to lsgary's ideas
February 4, 2013
good lines on vertical house, brown color too dark, but nice w/ rock accents
pjallan54 added this to Bathrooms
February 3, 2013
small 500 sq ft of living space. Lot in Alaska--top interior finish
nicholshouse added this to nicholshouse's Ideas
January 29, 2013
Dark brown house and tan stone
Leslie Dawson Int Design The Cupcake Garden added this to Home exteriors
January 24, 2013
I like this modern style tree house. It's architecture blends in with the landscape, the trees and their height.
Robt Falls added this to Art Nouveau madness
January 23, 2013
brown colour 4 houses of arts n crafts styles
joycehefner added this to mike_novak's ideas
January 22, 2013
We do like how the pilars are dealt with here.
John `Kurtzz` Kurtz added this to johnkurtz's ideas
January 20, 2013
This would be a cute cabin for the 15 acres on the other side of the property
orocomm added this to orocomm's ideas
January 19, 2013
stone work
Gerendaház Centrum added this to Small and Airy
January 19, 2013
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January 18, 2013
Kate Laritson added this to vacation home
January 17, 2013
Love the brown and stone.
jwidtfeldt added this to Lake House
January 16, 2013
skinny house
mrsvickers added this to mrsvickers's ideas
January 16, 2013
small footprint-lots of space
jlepley added this to For Real
January 16, 2013
allb added this to allb's ideas
January 16, 2013
high house
1vermont added this to 1vermont's ideas
January 16, 2013
Dark brown house...
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January 14, 2013
vico777 added this to vico777's ideas
January 14, 2013
claridad que asoma
rondalyn added this to mi casa
January 14, 2013
A home nestled in the woods is an ideal candidate to be painted brown. With a rock base and brown body, this home appears to be just another structure set in among the trees and earth, especially as its proportions stress the vertical.
csnich added this to csnich's ideas
January 14, 2013
lake house
dulaneys58 added this to dulaneys58's ideas
January 14, 2013
everything, the siding, the stone, everything!!!!!!!!
Landscape Solutions by Susan Murphy, LLC added this to orchid1954's ideas
January 14, 2013
two story...small foot print...big on space
bunnit added this to bunnit's ideas
January 14, 2013
brown color, with forest green trim around windows
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January 14, 2013
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January 13, 2013
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January 13, 2013
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January 12, 2013
westrade added this to craftsman houses
January 12, 2013
i like the 3 level craftsman design
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January 12, 2013
rorer added this to Outside Design
January 11, 2013
Simple low cost design (square)
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January 11, 2013
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January 11, 2013
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January 11, 2013
bbwhigham added this to exterior
January 11, 2013
the mixture of stone and brown siding
Paul Kersey added this to paul_kersey574's ideas
January 11, 2013
Wayne Lee added this to speedoslkgd's ideas
January 10, 2013
stone pier, quad cols, deck framing
lambertrich added this to lambertrich's ideas
January 10, 2013
Like the color of this cedar.
tombyrne1001 added this to tombyrne1001's ideas
January 10, 2013
alternative "cabin in the woods"?
mdimich added this to mdimich's ideas
January 10, 2013
cabin in woods brown two story with rock
pat8047 added this to pat8047's ideas
January 10, 2013
Solitude and serenity.
skroll1 added this to 5 acres
January 10, 2013
Aspen st house paint color???
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January 10, 2013
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January 10, 2013
nice vertical
Joy_Marie Butler added this to Joy's Ideal House
January 10, 2013
Just another good looking house.
hanwell added this to hanwell's ideas
January 9, 2013
Tree house colour
Emanise Dorcent added this to emanise_dorcent's ideas
January 9, 2013
the color
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January 9, 2013
Stone follows lower level
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January 9, 2013
Works for my house
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January 9, 2013
lake home
Dina Orr added this to dina_orr's ideas
January 9, 2013
I want this lakehouse
Marlene Constant added this to finally4's ideas
January 9, 2013
Changing the outside of the house to look like this hopefully someday :)
achicoria added this to achicoria's Ideas
January 9, 2013
a "little" cabin in the woods
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January 9, 2013
Rock base all around
Tracy Price_Strode added this to tracystrode's ideas
January 9, 2013
House color with the rock
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January 9, 2013
Love it and ready to move!
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January 9, 2013
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January 9, 2013
brown house
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January 9, 2013
little house in the woods
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January 9, 2013
paint color
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January 9, 2013
stone steps
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January 9, 2013
Veritcal forest with house to match -well designed and finished to fit the site.
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January 9, 2013
Like the stone and dark brown walls
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January 9, 2013
model for cottage
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January 9, 2013
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January 9, 2013
Like this brown pristine too dark?
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January 9, 2013
set in woods
kurbanek1 added this to lakehouse
January 9, 2013
Organic color, roof contrasting with rock base
Crystal Toth added this to crystal_toth's ideas
January 9, 2013
I love the color of the house with the stacked rock foundation.
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January 9, 2013
color of home amongst the trees
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January 9, 2013
i like the idea of the house disappearing in the trees
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January 9, 2013
Color & stone
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January 9, 2013
Color of 'cabin' is perfect for the forest
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January 9, 2013
Love the slight pagada style roof influence. Adds refined elegance to a rustic design. One of my most favorite Dream Dwellings
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January 9, 2013
cottage potential
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January 9, 2013
Alternative roof line and details possible for my small house.
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January 9, 2013
color of brown with green cladding on windows
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January 9, 2013
the narrow tall house on a tiny property
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January 9, 2013
Brown painted house fits into tree filled landscape
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Color and stone
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January 9, 2013
y house would work like this
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January 9, 2013
Brown house in woods.... Idea for Hidden Hills
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January 9, 2013
blends in with trees - stone base - looks like part of landscape
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