Mary Prince
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My Houzz Tour: Contemporary Earth Friendly Home in Vermont

photo by Mary Prince © 2012 Houzz
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http://www.maryprincephotography.com

What Houzz contributors are saying:

The solar-heated garden room stays above freezing in winter and reaches up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. It features a winter fish pond (fish and plants return to the outdoor pond in the summer), a green ash tree growing through the roof, a wooden deck floor with earth underneath, and a rock in the floor (symbiotic with the tree). The home was built, symbolically, around the green ash tree. A rubber membrane around the tree at the ceiling keeps water and air out and allows room for the tree’s growth. The room opens to the outdoor pond and a stone patio by Montgomery's studio.
Laura Fenton added this to Rooting for Indoor Trees
In an extreme example of bringing the outdoors in, this Vermont home was built around a green ash tree. A rubber membrane around the tree at the ceiling allows room for the tree’s growth while keeping water out.

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tyrovive added this to tyrovive's Ideas
August 31, 2014
Fun
samanthamckinley added this to samanthamckinley's Ideas
August 3, 2014
Decoupe arbre
amparojimenezv added this to amparojimenezv's ideas
May 13, 2014
lampara
Amy Loo added this to Landscape Ideas
April 28, 2014
Tree thru decking
jmix06 added this to jmix06's Ideas
April 26, 2014
Garden room
lalaloohoo added this to GREAT ROOM + Kitchen 1...900
January 14, 2014
ROCK IN FLOOR IS FAVORITE. ALSO THE TREE AND MORE
kimpimidea added this to outdoor lights
September 26, 2013
out of perforated metal sheets? Bent, rolled. Very organic!
mamoeana added this to outdoor
September 1, 2013
wooden floors
anewton679 added this to anewton679's Favorites
July 1, 2013
kids play/science room
frankiecruz added this to build a house
June 28, 2013
Sun room
R L Eddy Carpentry added this to rogerle's ideas
June 10, 2013
simplicity
squamoe added this to squamoe's ideas
June 6, 2013
Tree in the house.
beherenowfarm added this to landscape
March 31, 2013
is this all outdoors? nice patio! want trees in patio, but tree still needs water
richardslake added this to greenhouse
March 25, 2013
scale of inside greenhouse
Louise Dumas added this to Gardening/indoors
March 15, 2013
Wow! Just wow! In an extreme example of bringing the outdoors in, this Vermont home was built around a green ash tree. A rubber membrane around the tree at the ceiling allows room for the tree’s growth while keeping water out.
Herry James added this to Beautify Your Homes With Artificial Plants
March 6, 2013
The green color lends a soothing atmosphere in your home. Plants also have a beneficial effect, as it absorbs the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and gives out oxygen, which is beneficial for health.
gmehowarth added this to gmehowarth's ideas
February 15, 2013
Indoor massive tree
beherenowfarm added this to patios
December 8, 2012
is there a roof?is this all "outdoors"? i like it
cerihutton added this to porch
December 3, 2012
tree in room
The Ficus Wrangler added this to using plants in interior design
September 30, 2012
oh, now this is just wonderful
pconway20 added this to pconway20's Favorites
June 12, 2012
So cool
tms8 added this to tms8's Favorites
June 7, 2012
Tree
frickki444 added this to greenhouse ideas
May 8, 2012
atrium
mipsmom added this to inspiration
March 26, 2012
is that a ceiling fan over the table??? that would be awesome
swimchicha added this to swimchicha's Favorites
March 25, 2012
nature
pailin added this to So Cool!
March 25, 2012
Indoor tree!
energizer2012 added this to energizer's ideas
March 25, 2012
solar heated garden room
michelletraut added this to michelletraut's Favorites
March 22, 2012
The plant life and large tree. Greenhouse look with out having to be a full blown green house
skellyl added this to skellyl's ideas
March 17, 2012
diff colored chairs
hkretschmar added this to dream home
March 13, 2012
solar heated garden room
jennieandmichael added this to Jennieandmichael Structure
March 13, 2012
Tree growing through sunroom.
sarashanapalli added this to sarashanapalli's ideas
March 12, 2012
c
deslin added this to deslin's ideas
March 11, 2012
All I can say is wow, what a space
Elena Pahl added this to elena_pahl's ideas
March 11, 2012
i like this room.. but the chairs caught my attention.
enadaphne added this to enadaphne's ideas
March 11, 2012
lamp shade
hmchenry added this to hmchenry's ideas
March 11, 2012
build around the big tree in the back yard of 754?
leslie added this to thegoose's ideas
March 11, 2012
Garden room with tree
pinewa added this to lamps and lights
March 11, 2012
chandelier
Gloria Mills added this to Garden rooms/ Green houses
March 10, 2012
The solar-heated garden room stays above freezing in winter and reaches up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. It features a winter fish pond (fish and plants return to the outdoor pond in the summer), a green ash tree growing through the roof, a wooden deck floor with earth underneath, and a rock in the floor (symbiotic with the tree). The home was built, symbolically, around the green ash tree. A rubber membrane around the tree at the ceiling keeps water and air out and allows room for the tree’s growth. The room opens to the outdoor pond and a stone patio by Montgomery's studio Windows from the Master look out onto the garden room.
thelofton2nd added this to thelofton2nd's ideas
March 10, 2012
I've always wanted a room with a tree growing through it! This is totally awesome.
Barbara_Jean Shipps added this to barbara_jean_shipps's ideas
March 9, 2012
This could be a cool idea for the back of a kitchen for herbs and a rest area..possible books shelfs for reading area
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