After purchasing a parcel of land in the Tennessee hills, the new owners built this beautiful, and relatively small "countryside observation tower…the first in a series of structures on the property," according to Style Blueprint, a female-run and female-targeted digital media community. In this time when many of us could use a little escapism and eye candy as well, this structure is well worth a look.
"The idea was to have a small getaway for the owners," says Jamie Pfeffer of Pfeffer Torode Architecture, the firm that designed it, "and to have a place where they could entertain and enjoy the natural setting."
Pfeffer collaborated with Ben Page of Page|Duke Landscape Architects, who points out that they "used native, indigenous materials and were particularly careful to make sure the existing tree canopy was essential to the final design."
The structure itself is pretty compact: With 680 square feet spread over three storeys, we estimate that it sits on a footprint that's roughly 10' x 20'. But if the downstairs appears tight…
…"all of the compression that was emphasized below is relieved" when you reach the top storey, Pfeffer states.