Little House on the Ferry

Inspired by a series of sketches that showed the traditional summer house broken into multiple structures, the Little House on the Ferry is a modern multi-building seasonal hideout. The property on Vinalhaven Island in Maine sits next to a former quarry, creating an even more rocky landscape, and is home to three small buildings. The main space houses the living area, a bathroom, and the kitchen, and is connected to the other two buildings — which hold a single bathroom and bedroom each — by an exterior deck. All three were built in a factory using cross-laminated timber and hauled to the site, reducing both cost and impact, and use a system of sliding screens to provide privacy or alternately let in the views of Penobscot Bay.

Photos: Trent Bell / GO Logic Architecture

  • CCR1 Residence

    Set near the water of Texas' Cedar Creek Reservoir, the CCR1 Residence uses a slender, L-shaped plan to weave between trees planted by the owner when he was just a boy. The property includes a main house, a guest pavilion, storage, and various outdoor features like a stone wall along the entryway, a bocce court, and a sunken fire pit/courtyard. All the sleeping, living, and dining areas are set on a single floor and formed from a mix of concrete, steel, teak, and glass, with the lone vertical extension housing a treehouse retreat for the children in the family in keeping with the home's playful nature.

    Photos: Justin Clemons / Robert Yu

  • Kiev Slide Apartment

    Normally having a plant-covered wall in your kitchen would be the highlight of your apartment — but then again, most apartments don't have slides inside. Set on the top floor, the Kiev Slide Apartment had its old, floor plan-dividing stairway replaced by a new staircase for going up, and a stainless steel slide for coming down. The renovated space has an open floor plan on the bottom floor, which also houses two children's bedrooms, while the unused upper floor was converted into a master bedroom with ensuite, guest bedroom, and office. Skylights let in plenty of natural light and provide a healthy way to wake up, but we're guessing a trip down the slide would be the highlight of your daily morning routine.

    Photos: KI Design

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