Tree House-Kiawah Island contemporary-living-room

Tree House-Kiawah Island

Photo Credit: Holger Hobenaus

Description: The owners of this home travel extensively and appreciate the great outdoors. Global travels shaped their desire for a home that embraces nature. The bridge connecting the sleeping and living structures allows cool ocean breezes to pass from the marsh to the front yard; decks and stairs to pool and terrace visually connect inside and out. Most walls from the street are solid, providing privacy, yet they open to rooms of glass, timber and soaring ceilings with views of Bass and Cinder Creeks and Folly Island.

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May 13, 2013
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I would also appreciate knowing where to get the glulam beams.
    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 6:20PM
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The Olde Mill
We did not make the beams pictured here, but make beams just like them! We manufacture engineered beams that are made from reclaimed longleaf pine that is over 100 years old. The inside of our beams is hollow which allows for easy installation! Please feel free to contact me or visit our website at for more information! (below is a picture of some of our work)
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December 24, 2012
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The Anderson Studio of Architecture & Design
That's the reason we call this one the Treehouse ;-)
    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 7:26AM
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June 9, 2012
daciana wrote:
Where can you find this table????
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Late reply - sorry. It's simple: these are two teak root balls with a glass top. : - )
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Thanks! Nothing like know good vocabulary in english for finding things like the table!
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July 11, 2014
Ian and Alan wrote:
What a great room - could you please give some idea of the dimensions
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jilbuckley wrote:
Who is the maker of the two white chairs?
May 18, 2012
wendylt wrote:

What Houzz contributors are saying:

The great room feels like some sort of natural habitat; besides the great views, a live-edge side table, root-ball bases on the coffee table, plants, natural finishes and plenty of open space connect the space to its surroundings even more. Here you can see how hugging as many trees as possible in the site planning can pay off — not only are the live oaks beautiful to admire, but they provide a shade canopy that cuts down on energy costs during the long, hot summer months.

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how lights get in beams?
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this wall, with a 12 foot ceiling, lighter grey-white-beige wood, no beam if possible
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two smaller stumps under glass
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Tree House-Kiawah Island Photo Credit: Holger Hobenaus Description: The owners of this home travel extensively and appreciate the great outdoors. Global travels shaped their desir for a home that embraces nature. The bridge connecting the sleeping and living structures allows cool ocean breezes to pass from the marsh to the front yard; decks and stairs to pool and terrace visually connect inside and out. Most walls from the street are solid, providing privacy, yet they open to rooms of glass, timber and soaring ceilings with views of Bass and Cinder Creeks and Folly Island.
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