I’ve definitely seen some beautiful homes in Oregon, but nothing quite like this. Among lush green leaves in Portland sits a unique home, known as the Whimsical Wooden Tree House. This incredible design took seven years finish, starting in 1997 and completed in 2004.
According to the architect, Robert Harvey Oshatz, “One has to actually stroll through the house to capture its complexities and its connection to the exterior with the use of a natural wood ceiling floating on curving laminated wood beams which pass through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room.”
The main level of the house sits in the tree canopy, giving the feeling of being in a tree house. The client, being a music lover, wanted a home not only in the beautiful forest, but to allow the flow of music.
From Robert Harvey Oshatz:
This house evades the mechanics of the camera; it is difficult to capture the way the interior space flows seamlessly through to the exterior. One must actually stroll through the house to grasp its complexities and its connection to the exterior. One example is a natural wood ceiling, floating on curved laminated wood beams, passing through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room.
Source: Robert Harvey Oshatz
Photographed by Cameron Neilson