House on Indian River

The owner of the house on Indian River has a passionate interest in Tibetan art and architecture, which Angelini & Associates reflected in the design of a tapered meditation tower inspired by those traditional forms. Clean lines of the stucco tower contrast with the texture of the horizontal cedar siding on the body of the house. Inside, the simplicity of the stair makes a striking impression. Natural light from the meditation space at the top of the tower filters through the stair treads to the level below. We translated the owner’s desire to have a study with pilot-seat views into a symbolic tree house, nestled between the main house and the meditation tower. A Y-shaped timber structure represents the trunk and branches, while a cantilevered porch creates a platform. The roof serves as the tree canopy, with open framing filtering the sunlight, creating patterns on the wall of the home.

  • Indian River House Entry
  • Indian River House Side
  • Indian River Tower
  • Indian River Tree house Side
  • Indian River Tree house
  • Indian River Living Room
  • Indian River Dining Room
  • Indian River Stair
  • Indian River Stair Detail
  • Indian River Den
  • Indian River Bathroom

Project Team: Bradford Angelini- Partner, Theresa Angelini- Partner, Susan Barnes, David Johnson, Suzanne Irwin, Andrea Kiesling
Contractor: Paul Dannels
Photography: Don Hammond, Howard Doughty, and Jeff Garland

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