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Tree House-Kiawah Island contemporary-patio

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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September 25, 2013
trishm703 wrote:
Do these owners rent this house? Its amazing!
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The Anderson Studio of Architecture & Design
There are very strict rules about rental properties on Kiawah Island. When an owner requests it, we ensure that our design meets these specifications. While the Treehouse meets these standards, we are unable to specifically address the owner's willingness to rent at this time. Glad you find it so pleasing.
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July 8, 2012
gsalloum wrote:
what type of wood is on ceiling...any special weather treatment? - what type of wood is on ceiling...any special weather treatment?
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I believe it was just treated pine. We finished it with a type of lacquer...but don't remember exactly what. It may have been a marine-grade sealant.
    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 3:53PM
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

An al fresco dining area under the bridge enjoys the marsh breezes. The ceiling is southern yellow pine coated with a marine varnish. The flooring is tabby, which is very common in the Lowcountry and is an example of using a vernacular material in a modern form.

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trees behind pool
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Outdoor room
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January 14, 2015
Love the sense of 'space' on the covered terrace and the mossy pavers
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Open outdoor space
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A sense of what the view will be looking east
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stone, pool, grass
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elevated pool off of dining
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Auvent de rêve
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Nice ceiling for porches
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October 13, 2014
how the inside goes right onto the outside
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Perspective from inside the (Office) beside the pool underside
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Idea for the bottom floor of house
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tabby patio
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View to trees
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Multi-media area
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Light, space, air, water and more space...
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Protected space outside between 2 barns (living areas)
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covered patio w/pavers and grass
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Kiawah tree house
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timber-lined ceiling
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outside area under a roof but open
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Wood ceiling under the house
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Like the grass
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Under the house
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Covered outdoor dining
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Open dining with pool
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Vacation dream home
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basement walkout
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Covered deck by pool
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Pool patio and seeating
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My exterior
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October 26, 2013
what about partly grassed?
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Nature blends perfect with outdoor space.
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Tall modern planters
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Outdoor ceiling, pavers in grass, pool adjacent to patio
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Tabby Flooring
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waterfall into hot tub
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clean lines on pavement concrete with grass :)
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Pavers with grass on one side and pavers with no grass for basketball
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Pool and pavers
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Pavers with grass in between
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Really cool house
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Pool surround idea
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cool outdoor space under walkway of home
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Pool deck
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Tabby patio transitioning to pavers. Could have shell instead of grass between pavers. Would keep solid close to pool.
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underneath the bedroom addition?!
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Fake grass
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grass patio
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Tabby Pavers
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nature pool yard
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Pool. Could we ever put a small pool in??
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Pavers grass
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the grass
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great porch
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Like the ceiling
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Outdoor dining al fresco
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outside living
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overhanging outdoor
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like bulkhead at ends
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ceiling is yellow pine coated with a marine varnish. Charcoal walls and pavers. great outdoor room
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Pathway in garden till the porch
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square grass
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Timber cladding to ceiling
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Nice covered area...
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huge covered patio
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Multiple levels allow covered space under
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pavers and grass
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pool integrated into underhouse area
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Tree-house Kiawah Island
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pool in back
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Southern Yellow Pine Ceiling with Spar Varnish
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dark slats
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dining area under bridge
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