Treehouse _ 2009
A House Above The Rest
The aptly named Treehouse is located in Mission Hills, Kansas, on a steeply sloped site with an abundance of vegetation. As a renovation overlooking a golf course, the residence provides dramatic views from the majority of its spaces and gives the owners a sense that they are perched among the trees.
The material palette is honest and enlivens the existing home with a fresh and modern aesthetic. Ipe clads the facades and in several locations transforms into screens providing privacy and sun control. The entrance projection is a contrasting sheet metal with a running bond pattern.
Hufft was responsible for the detailed design and craft evident in interior and exterior railings, a custom steel fireplace, and a sliding track door clad in slate that once served as a chalkboard in a local Kansas City school.