Tree House-Kiawah Island contemporary exterior

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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dragonbreath wrote:
siding color - If this house were painted a Benjamin Moore color, what would it be? It looks great with the brownish trim.
   Comment   July 11, 2012
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This was great and beautiful..
September 8, 2013 at 12:26pm   
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Love the angle of the hot tub over the pool and vanishing edge. Beautiful.
February 9, 2014 at 9:11am   
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Othman Alsoabi wrote:
Manager - What is the best color for RESTURANT
   Comment   June 18, 2013
printesa wrote:
What is the sf of this house? How many bedrooms and bathrooms? Thanks
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

This is the view from the more public street side, which is quite closed in contrast to all the glass and other perforations on the marsh side. Once you enter through the door, the entire house opens up into the glass-filled great room. Likewise, the tabby paver path leads out to the pool area that opens to the marsh.The home is elevated because of storm surges, and this facade is a nod to the gabled roofline and overhang, commonly seen in Lowcountry architecture. More:5 Fantastic Homes With a Tree House FeelOutdoor Design: Save That Tree!

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love the color combo
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Is there Hardi Board in this colour?
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the stone walk
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The dark hardwoods and white trim Especially love the built ins
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Gorgeous Curb Appeal
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Beautiful deck and backyard
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Like this as a country design home
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looks like a metal railing on top. what materials are used for the stairs?
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