Collection by Luke Hopping

Homes That Center on a Single Tree


A little bit of nature can define an entire house.

From the kitchen and living room you’re well connected to the courtyard and the rest of the house.
Read about this Japanese island home here.
On the terrace, an eastern-cedar deck serves as a mid-city oasis.
A single crepe myrtle, which sports red blossoms in summer, defines the courtyard.
The architects designed the rooms as a linear sequence wrapping around a central courtyard.
Four-year-old Ian plays in the courtyard, which is the center of family life in warmer months.
The home’s forms, which are masked by the cantilevered entrance, become apparent once one enters the central courtyard.