Nicknamed "Wild and Wonderful," West Virginia's landscapes are just that and the Dawson Lake Tree Houses are designed to highlight them. The collection of sustainable cabins are perched above Dawson Lake — a 40-foot lake surrounded by meadows, streams, and wetlands. Nestled in the wooded hillside, their steeped roofs and timber cladding take cues from the neighboring fir and larch trees. Interiors are a minimalist refuge featuring a lounge area, a sleeping loft, and floor-to-ceiling glazing to immerse guests in the rugged scenery. To respect the protected land and native species, the structures are expected to meet the net-zero energy and environmental impact guidelines.
Photos: Peter Pichler Architecture