Collection by Brandi Andres

Modern Homes in the Forest

We found seven modern dwellings that are perfectly suited for tranquil living in the woods.

“Because you have this incredible proximity and connection to the outside, you have a higher aesthetic awareness.”—Andrew Heid, architect
“Because you have this incredible proximity and connection to the outside, you have a higher aesthetic awareness.”—Andrew Heid, architect
A Corbusier chaise and Eileen Gray end table fill out the corner of the couple's high-ceilinged living area, which helps create the desired loftlike feel of the home.
A Corbusier chaise and Eileen Gray end table fill out the corner of the couple's high-ceilinged living area, which helps create the desired loftlike feel of the home.
French designer Philippe Starck worked with Slovenian prefab builder Riko to create an ecologically minded prototype called P.A.T.H. The first of its kind is built at a wooded test site in Montfort l’Amaury, near Paris.
French designer Philippe Starck worked with Slovenian prefab builder Riko to create an ecologically minded prototype called P.A.T.H. The first of its kind is built at a wooded test site in Montfort l’Amaury, near Paris.
In the living room are a sectional by American Leather for Room & Board, an Eames lounge chair and ottoman, and a custom floor lamp and coffee table by Jeremy Clark and Ed Haynes.
In the living room are a sectional by American Leather for Room & Board, an Eames lounge chair and ottoman, and a custom floor lamp and coffee table by Jeremy Clark and Ed Haynes.
Smithfield pendant lights by Jasper Morrison for Flos illuminate the dining table. Natural wood floors and neutral hues create a spare, yet warm, aesthetic.
Smithfield pendant lights by Jasper Morrison for Flos illuminate the dining table. Natural wood floors and neutral hues create a spare, yet warm, aesthetic.
The cabin's curved zinc shell exudes a rugged, industrial look.
The cabin's curved zinc shell exudes a rugged, industrial look.
The addition’s beveled cedar siding will eventually weather to match the existing shakes, “but it’s different enough to distinguish the two,” says Wibowo. “The window frames and metal roof color also match the dark bronze aluminum of the existing house, so it all blends."
The addition’s beveled cedar siding will eventually weather to match the existing shakes, “but it’s different enough to distinguish the two,” says Wibowo. “The window frames and metal roof color also match the dark bronze aluminum of the existing house, so it all blends."