Take Me Home

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January 8, 2009

A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale: just outside Lost River, West Virginia.

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  The residents worked with architecture firm Resolution: 4 Architecture on the specs for their prefab cabin, and then commissioned Simplex to assemble it on their factory floor and drive it out to their remote West Virginia location.  Photo by: Chris Mueller

    The residents worked with architecture firm Resolution: 4 Architecture on the specs for their prefab cabin, and then commissioned Simplex to assemble it on their factory floor and drive it out to their remote West Virginia location.

    Photo by: Chris Mueller

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  A Movie sofa, by CB2, and a Rais wood-burning stove are in the living room.  Photo by: Chris Mueller
    A Movie sofa, by CB2, and a Rais wood-burning stove are in the living room.

    Photo by: Chris Mueller

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  Keeping the home cozy in winter is as easy as snuggling up near the Rais stove or the fluffy pooch.  Photo by: Chris Mueller

    Keeping the home cozy in winter is as easy as snuggling up near the Rais stove or the fluffy pooch.

    Photo by: Chris Mueller

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  Shell chairs by Charles and Ray Eames surround a Portica table by Room & Board in the dining area. The bar stools are from Ikea.  Photo by: Chris Mueller
    Shell chairs by Charles and Ray Eames surround a Portica table by Room & Board in the dining area. The bar stools are from Ikea.

    Photo by: Chris Mueller

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  An object lesson in waste not, want not: Brown’s shed was built of leftover siding and houses firewood culled from the site excavation.  Photo by: Chris Mueller

    An object lesson in waste not, want not: Brown’s shed was built of leftover siding and houses firewood culled from the site excavation.

    Photo by: Chris Mueller

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  A brightly striped shower curtain lends bright punctuation to an otherwise austere bathroom.  Photo by: Chris Mueller
    A brightly striped shower curtain lends bright punctuation to an otherwise austere bathroom.

    Photo by: Chris Mueller

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  In the bedroom, a hanging mobile by Oras over the headboard makes a big difference.  Photo by: Chris Mueller
    In the bedroom, a hanging mobile by Oras over the headboard makes a big difference.

    Photo by: Chris Mueller

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