The Mask House is a mysterious sanctuary located in a woodland area in Idaho, NY. It was made as a refuge for a man who lost his younger brother in a lake that the house overlooks. The house was designed by WOJR and together with a dark-clad exterior it’s “a place of separation and protection that removes one from the world of the everyday and offers passage to an other world”.
The house is located on a slope of a 587-square-foot area and supported with stilts. The rooms are organized in sequences and each one is more removed from the world. At the center of the house is a narrow walkway that leads to the entrance and once you enter the house, there’s an open-plan living area.
Contrasting the dark exterior is the light-coloured wooden interior that’s designed in a Scandinavian aesthetic. The south part of the house is where the kitchen is, while the bedroom is to the north. The bed is placed in a compact space with a circular skylight just above it.
Also, you can climb to the roof and use it as a terrace. To access it, the guests can use an external staircase. Once you’re up there, you’ll notice that the area around the house is just like a minimalistic sanctuary. Large window offer views of the lake as well as of the natural landscapes. [via]
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