Monday, January 18, 2010

Stunning "Hobbit House" In Portland, OR Forest!

Architect Robert Harvey Oshatz created this Tolkein-Fan's-Wet-Dream for the Wilkinson family on a rather steep slope in the Portland wilderness in 2004. According to the architect;

"Located on a flag lot, a steep sloping grade provided the opportunity to bring the main level of the house into the tree canopy to evoke the feeling of being in a tree house. A lover of music, the client wanted a house that not only became part of the natural landscape but also addressed the flow of music. 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."

Yeah, I think I could live there! Via Boing-Boing


  1. this house is frigging awesome. I would love to own it, have the mortgage paid off, and not work for the rest of my life. That would be ideal. lol

  2. Don't forget about a steady stream of entertainment money! "Sigh"... why can't I retire at 37? I would be so good at it!