Hufft Projects, LLC- TREE HOUSE
The aptly named Tree House is located in Mission Hills, Kansas, on a steeply sloped site with an abundance of trees. 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 solar control. The entrance projection is a contrasting sheet metal with a running bond pattern and a high performance Kynar finish. MAKE Studios, Hufft Projects sister company specializing in detailed design and fabrication, was responsible for the craft evident in interior and exterior railings, a custom steel fireplace, and sliding track doors clad in slate reclaimed from local Kansas City school chalkboards.