The Mask House, designed by WOJR, provides privacy while emphasizing views of the natural surroundings, and acts as a sort of habitable passage into another world, commemorating the loss of the owner’s brother who drowned in the nearby lake. An envelope made of dark wood battens blurs the line between this secluded 587-square foot house and its forested surrounding, while stilts makeĀ it appear that the house is floating above the forest floor.


Mask House, WOJR, Ithaca, secluded retreat, New York, house on stilts, green architecture, terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows, wood battens

Dubbed “A Space of Myriad Sanctuaries”, the 587-square-foot house functions as a place of seclusion, peace and tranquility. From the front, it looks like a mirage that hovers above the ground and can disappear at any moment.

Mask House, WOJR, Ithaca, secluded retreat, New York, house on stilts, green architecture, terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows, wood battens

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The wood battens hide a single-family residence built on stilts. A large open space with a hanging chimney occupies the center of the building and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape through huge floor-to-ceiling windows.

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