Tree House: A Minimalist Retreat in Indiana’s Dunes

Explore the Tree House, dSPACE Studio‘s 2022 creation in Beverly Shores, Indiana, USA. This minimalist vacation retreat, set within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, offers a harmonious blend with its environment. Its vertical architecture provides stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, while prioritizing sustainability with features like radiant floor heating and LED lighting.

Experience luxury and eco-conscious design in perfect unison.

Modern cubic house with white facade amidst green trees with red car parked underneath.
Modern kitchen with white cabinets, dining table, and large window.
Modern dining area with bookshelves, large window, and unique pendant light.
Modern kitchen with white cabinets, wooden floor, and large window.
Man standing on modern wooden balcony with glass railing and forest view.
Modern wooden balcony with a metal chair and forest view.
Modern bedroom with large windows overlooking trees and a white tile fireplace.
Modern bathroom with floating vanity, large mirror, and natural light.
Modern two-story house with a mix of white metal panels and wood cladding.
Modern three-story house with large windows nestled in a wooded area.
Modern minimalist house with illuminated windows at dusk surrounded by trees.

About Tree House

Nestled in Nature: The Tree House

The Tree House is set in the beautiful Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. It’s built on a hill and designed to protect the environment, especially the protected dunes nearby. This vacation home offers peace and quiet, surrounded by trees. It also has amazing views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.

Sunlight and Scenery at Every Level

We put the main living areas at the top of the house. This way, it feels like you’re really in a treehouse. The rooms are set up to get the best light. For example, the main bedroom gets the morning sun, and the kitchen faces west for lovely evening colors.

Windows on each floor show off different views of the area. They also let in lots of sunlight all day long.

Artistic Design with a Green Touch

The house looks like a piece of art. It has big sections that look like they’ve been cut out. These spaces are for the outside balconies. They help you feel close to nature and add a cozy feel. The balconies use cedar wood, which looks nice with the white steel of the house. They also help bring light inside in a fun way.

We also focused on being eco-friendly. The Tree House has special insulation, strong materials, energy-saving lights, floor heating, and local plants. These choices are good for the environment and make the house fit in with nature.

Photography courtesy of dSPACE Studio

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- by Matt Watts