Vertical Entertaining – Tower House For Guests

Resting on a stone pedestal, the Observation Lounge by Pfeffer Torode Architecture offers an entertaining space above the treetops. A wooden spiral staircase leads you through the three-story tower. Among the levels are a natural oak and chiseled stone kitchen and a living area above. Local materials make up the rustic palette which is finished with a mix of custom furniture and family heirlooms. Encased in floor-to-ceiling windows, the main room is afforded sweeping views of the countryside. The star of this project is an impressive spiral staircase which is the backbone of the structure and draws guests upwards to three floors of pure countryside splendor with amazing 360 degree views of the property. Some time ago we’ve already featured similar tower, take a look at Wooden Guest House in a Former Factory Tower.

Guest House Inside Derelict Suffolk Windmill

UK firm Beech Architects has converted a 125-year-old windmill stump in Suffolk, England, into a guest house topped with an elliptical zinc-clad pod. Once a prominent feature of the landscape, the 60-foot-tall (18-metre) converted windmill now houses two bedrooms, a kitchen-diner, a bathroom, and a viewing pod that offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the fourth floor. Originally built in 1891, the structure had remained as a disused stump for decades following the loss of its cap and sails. The mill’s renovation works were carried out as a self-build project managed by the site owner, using specialist sub-contractors and suppliers, and were entirely privately financed. “The design objectives were to reinstate the lost cap structure and restore the redundant and crumbling windmill to its former landmark status via contemporary design interventions,” said the architects.

The Mirror Houses by Peter Pichler Architecture

The Mirror Houses are a pair of holiday homes, set in the marvellous surroundings of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, amidst a beautiful scenery of appletrees, just outside the city of Bolzano. They were designed by Peter Pichler Architecture. The Mirror houses offer a unique chance to spend a beautiful vacation surrounded by contemporary architecture of the highest standards and the most astonishing Landscape and beauty nature has to offer. The client, who lives in a restructured farmhouse of the 60s on the site, asked to design a structure for renting out as luxury holiday units. Guests have their small autonomous apartment and can fully enjoy the experience of living in the middle of nature. A maximum degree of privacy for both the client and the residing guest should be taken into consideration.

“Rock It Suda” Guest Houses by Moon Hoon

“Rock It Suda” by Moon Hoon is a series of unconventional guest houses, or pensions as they are so called in Jeongseon, South Korea, that sit peering over the edge of a mountainside. The robotic structures are 6 houses, or rooms, that are each themed: Spain, Barbie, stealth, Ferrari, cave and korean traditional house. Their totally wild designs solidify Rock It Suda as the most unique accommodation its guests have ever stayed in.

Casey Key Guest House by TOTeMS Architecture

Casey Key Guest House, located on a barrier island, is set within a mature oak hammock along Sarasota Bay. The wooden guest house created by TOTeMS Architecture is located in a highly regulated FEMA flood zone requiring elevated floor levels. To preserve the health of the oak hammock, the house is supported on a specialized steel piling foundation system designed to avoid root disturbance and minimize sub grade impacts to the oaks. As a result, all existing trees were preserved. According to the architects’ description, “the owner requested a “house in the trees.” A small program, including one bedroom, bath, living area with kitchenette, and a loft, is organized to provide privacy between a neighboring property to the north, while offering broad views of the oak hammock, and Intercoastal Waterway. Glulam beams were selected for their ability to enfold the structure around the space. The laminated pine beams, which curve over the entire space, blur the distinction between wall and roof. The result is an open structure to the east and west, yet solid and private to the north. The ground floor includes a small storage room for kayaks, and a covered deck. The loft interior, defined primarily by the curved beams, alludes to the aquatic bay environment, and wooden boat hull construction. Ship lap cypress siding is used to clad the exterior walls and interior curved wall.” Take a look!