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Curved-Roof Guest House Avoids the Hobbit Look

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Curved houses can be at risk of being just a little hokey. But here is one from Sarasota, Florida, that carries it off. There is nothing hobbit-like about this confidently executed structure.

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From TOTeMS, this guest-house is sited overlooking a wide river and it offsets a bold, modern curved roof with squared-up structure at the ground level.

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There is an element of the “rockabye cradle in the tree tops” here in this mezzanine bedroom, open to the living room behind the bed. What a superb bedroom!

Like an upended boat, the bed appears to be surrounded by water. But the sleeping room is high and dry, way up high in the treetops.

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The view of the trees is intimate, up close.

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The living room below, on the ground floor, shares the mezzanine bedroom’s view over the river. To get the big curved roof, glue-lam beams were used.

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This floor offers a treetop deck as another way to meld with the surrounding.

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The bathroom and kitchen are in the forested end at the back of the structure, leaving living and sleeping for the front and the  river view.

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So how does this avoid the hippie look of curved houses? I think it is because the house is confidently executed. It is as if the architect is saying, –yes; we humans are part of nature. We embrace curves and randomness like nature.

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But we are also sentient beings; it is part of our logical nature to create the linear, straight lines of most architecture. It is natural for us to inhabit both worlds; the natural and the man made.

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4 Comments so far to “Curved-Roof Guest House Avoids the Hobbit Look”
  1. Matt Says:

    no project did such an impression on me like this. I want to grow old in such a place

  2. Pete Says:

    Love it. My lifelong dream is to have a room in my house that resembles the captain's quarters in a 16th century galleon, with its curved and slanted walls. This comes really close, with a modern upgrade.

  3. Sandra Jones Says:

    Lol! It really could have looked like the hobbit houses from the films. Although I must say, the exterior designs are looking impressive.

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