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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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October 12, 2013
Ronnie Free wrote:
what does the outside look like
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pure genius, fantastic work!
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September 9, 2012
pdweber wrote:
How did you make the coffe table or where did you get it?
September 3, 2012
Kathy Winkler wrote:
How tall is the vaulted ceiling, please?
September 2, 2012
carlaiello wrote:
What stain color on the wood. - Thanks Lakecarvic

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"The landscape is the art in this home," says Anderson. Soaring ceilings, cedar beams and extensive glass make strong connections between the house and its setting. Lights are built into the beams, keeping the aesthetic streamlined and simplified.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to If Legendary Composers Designed Homes
Surely the world would be a much poorer place if not for the music of George Frideric Handel. It seems I can't go a day without listening to an oratorio, an opera or another piece by this composer. There's a richness to this music that is irresistible. It's at once light and free while also strong and forceful — he had that rare skill of combining two diametrically opposed forces into a sensory delight.

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Hardwood floors are nice; the wood beams are nice, but we can't decide whether or not to go lighter like that or darker.
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"The landscape is the art in this home,. Soaring ceilings, cedar beams and extensive glass make strong connections between the house and its setting. Lights are built into the beams, keeping the aesthetic streamlined and simplified.
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Open concept with an amazing view
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wood ceiling and beams
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Color of beams
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beautiful height and light
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high ceilings and all the wood
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I love these large windows. The wide beams of wood break them up just enough to feel like you're not totally exposed while still allowing you to immerse yourself in the landscape.
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Bit big but nice openness
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Beautiful beams and windows
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wow. Though I don't usually like "Great rooms" this is gorgeous
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floors and ceiling
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lighter cedar beams
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what a room!
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Love the wood ceiling & beams for great room and/or outdoor room
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See also 'pools'
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**** SELECTED FOR THE COLOR OF THE TRIM - VERY LITTLE PAINTED TRIM. I like the feel of this great room - grander than what we'll likely have but it's the perfect flavor.
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Tree-house Kiawah Island
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Hello dream living room. LIke the wood the ceiling height and the windows.
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The ceiling and windows
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The glass, beams, floor. Sweet.
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windows, how they dont look like any other windoes
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Timber Frames by The Anderson Studio of Architecture & Design
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wooden beams and light
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like the openess of warmth of this place
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colour of floor,trim,beams all about the same colour
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the vastness of this room..would like to hear Charlie play his guitar in this room....
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WOW factor.
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nice and woodsy. i like this, but it would only hold low maintenence in a perfect world...
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The wood work, open concept, high windows, everything about this home is inspiring. Would definitely consider this.
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this is awesome!
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open area
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wood ceiling & floors! needed an example!
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Love the feeling of this room
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Love the ceilings and windows.
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wall of windows framed in wood
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Coffee table
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love the floors and the windows.
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note the shaggy carpet area rug on hardwood floors - for the great room
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