The TreeHugger aesthetic tends to be crisp and modern, but there is something so charming about Megan Lea's Backyard House. The certified sustainable building advisor has created what she calls a "beautiful, useful, artful, and comfortable space while minimizing environmental compromise."
It is built from recycled barnboard with copper roofing, and is inspired by, among other things, Bernard Maybeck's Mistake House from 1931, itself a test bed of building and design.
The wood stove keeps it cozy and "makes it a year round backyard destination".
The stair up to a comfortable loft. Rise over Run, the name of the designer's firm, is a reference to stair design, how we measure the steepness of stairs.
It is really hard to take good photographs in such a small space; credit is due to photographer for making this look so good. The designer also credits design/builder quartertwenty with the construction.
Nice lighting details too, recycling some crazy thing on wheels.
Megan sent me this image, writing: "Attached is a current photo that shows the ivy in it's fall red brilliance. The leaves are just about to drop, but the color echoes the barn wood aesthetic. I thought you might appreciate this design detail."
Indeed I do. More photos at Rise over Run.