High up in the treetops with views for over thirty miles, the three story “Love Shack” is designed on a 600 square ft. print for minimal impact on the surrounding pristine forest. Located in Robbinsville, North Carolina this modern mountain cabin is surrounded by the iconic Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains, with incredible views of Lake Fontana. Surrounded by large stands of old growth trees, the site’s topography and high ridge location was very challenging to the architects on the project – Phil Kean and David Stone – of Phil Kean Designs Group. Skilled arborists were brought in to protect the Sycamore, Basswood, Oak and yellow Poplar trees and surrounding woodland. The owner, Ken LaRoe is a conservationist who wanted to preserve the nearby trees and create an energy-efficient house with a small carbon footprint.