The Lofted Forest Home is one that defies categorization. It cannot be called strictly modern, traditional, or naturalistic. Rover Harvey Oshatz did not have a particular style in mind when he designed the home, but instead focused on a source of inspiration from the owner. According to the architect, it is a physical manifestation of the “fluidity and complexity of music.” The house certainly embodies both principles, with elegantly flowing curves executed with custom structural and decorative elements. Primarily wood and stone were used in the home’s construction to promote integration into its environment. Even where metal was used, it was allowed to weather naturally, developing a rust colored patina. Most of the living space is located in the flared, upper “loft” portion of the home, where Oshatz hoped to achieve a sense of intimacy in the forest canopy.
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