In a Seattle treehouse, a porch serves as a rest space, play area, and work spot and a hammock shows adults too can play on the swings.
A dramatically sloped piece of land in Kansas City, Missouri, resulted in a raised home for the Arnold family. The home's stilts structure a sheltered enclave, perfect for swinging.
At a family cottage on Lake Wenatchee in Washington, an unassuming built-in bookshelf swings open on hinges to reveal a secret media room. Architect John DeForest suggested the smoke-and-mirrors to add space, while maintaining the cottage's cozy ambience.
After living in Jackson, Wyoming, for nearly two decades, writer and athlete Dina Mishev was ready to build her dream home. She invited her friends at Carney Logan Burke Architects to design an inexpensive residence that made strategic use of her landlocked, view-challenged property. The project’s tight budget (approximately $500,000 to build and furnish) prompted a simple rectangular frame. A climbing wall, Mishev’s idea, provides roof access from one side of the house.
When a Chicago couple approached architect Julie Fisher of fcStudio inc to revive their 4,600-square-foot house, they gave her a virtually blank slate. The only specific element on their wish list? A slide to make traveling from floor to floor a whimsically fun event.