Wooden house on the outskirts
Barn, oak trees and panoramic view. Project of a house in the suburbs

The Hammock House, designed by Samsels Architects and located on a 40-acre farm, orientates its living spaces according to the position of the oak trees surrounding the house and the needs of the contracting family

The designing of the Hammock House living space on a North Carolina farm required unique design solutions, which were primarily centred on the very large family of the clients, wife and husband and the location of the imposing oak trees

House in the suburbs among the trees

The wife's parents are full-time residents of the house, while the husband's extended family usually visits the couple from South America for extended stays

House in the suburbs among the trees

The main objective was therefore to establish the right balance between shared and private spaces for four adults and to create spaces that could host a series of hammocks that could be hung on the roof during the night for any guests

House in the suburbs among the trees

The house, in the shape of an L, has a single roof, an expedient resulting from a modern interpretation of utilitarian agricultural structures in the area

House in the suburbs among the trees

The main entrance is located at the lowest point of the roof, which increases in height as you move towards the open spaces of the house

House in the suburbs among the trees

A portico and a glazed wall form the end of the roof line, while the living spaces are immersed in the view of the adjacent forest

House in the suburbs among the trees

The house, which has walls, floors and roof with wooden frame, receives daylight on three sides

House in the suburbs among the trees

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