Treehouse Design is constructing a high efficiency panelized home with a twist of modern vernacular. We’ve partnered with Bensonwood homes of Walpole, NH for the production and installation of the weather tight shell. The home consists of 12” thick super insulated panels and will be erected in a matter of a week with the use of a 55 ton crane and team of 6 men. Fabricated under controlled interior conditions, this home is of the highest quality of craft and construction. The high efficiency HVAC systems coupled with the super insulated walls and roof top solar panels means the home’s energy use will be sustainable into the future. Our goal is to blend the New England coastal vernacular with a warm, creative and modern touch. Video…
Treehouse Design, Inc., and Maritime Gloucester are making news with design ideas for the rework of the current museum and learning spaces. The site is uniquely positioned at the crossroad where Gloucester’s rich and historic industrial infrastructure meets the public access to the harbor. Immediate project goals are to increase the size and scope of the marine aquarium, improve and expand the visitor center, and update the Stellwagen Marine Sanctuary exhibit. Long term plans also include the expansion of the gift shop, a new observation tower with views to the harbor, and a restaurant with harbor views.
The biggest design challenge will be to provide a framework for future growth that allows and encourages this extraordinary group to continue to evolve through experimentation and discovery. Maritime Gloucester serves as a catalyst,
Construction is underway for an exciting 1950′s modern revived. The original house was designed by Carl Koch, a graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and student of Walter Gropius. Koch was a pioneer in the field of pre-fabricated homes, developing
the Techbuilt System. Our goal at Treehouse Design is to breathe new life into this outdated classic, while celebrating the original spirit of the home. The new design folds the roof, allowing the lines to rise as they approach the ocean, creating a “Butterfly Roof.” Directly under the fold is the centrally located kitchen and dining room with the new living room nearest the ocean.