A house designed for a family to live in the woods of Virginia

Virginia based architects, ARCHITECTUREFIRM, have designed a river house on a wooded site for a family with three young boys.

Photography by James Ewing

 

Virginia based architects, ARCHITECTUREFIRM, have designed a river house on a wooded site for a family with three young boys.

To reach the house, there’s an almost 1/2 mile long drive through the woods arriving at the studio/garage, where visitors can leave their cars and walk to the house, providing a feeling of hiking into the house and slowly removing them from city life

 

This home in a wooded area has a separate garage/studio that matches the design of the house.

Photography by James Ewing

Upon arriving at the house, you’re greeted by a stone paved outdoor area focused on a fireplace built into the design of the house.


Upon arriving at this house, you are greeted by stone paved outdoor area focused on a fireplace built into the design of the house.

Photography by James Ewing

The home is split up into three different areas, the middle area is for the kitchen and the living room, while another area houses the parents and kids bedrooms, and the third area is for guests.


A stone pathway guides you to the entrance of this home in the forest.

Photography by James Ewing

In the entryway, artwork hangs above a bench, ideally positioned for taking off shoes.


In the entryway, artwork hangs above a bench, ideally positioned for taking off shoes.

Photography by James Ewing

In the main living area, a large kitchen island doubles as a dining table and the kitchen runs along the back wall.


A large kitchen island doubles as a dining table in this kitchen.

Photography by James Ewing

The kitchen and dining area flow into the living room, with built-in bench seating under the window. Large doors with black frames can be slid open to provide access to the deck.


This living room has built-in bench seating under the window, and large doors with black frames can be slid open to provide access to the deck.

Photography by James Ewing

On the other side of the deck is the guest area that overlooks the forest.


The deck area off the living room of this house, overlooks the forest, and connects to the guest suite.

Photography by James Ewing

When looking at the home from this angle, you can see the bedrooms on the left, then the entryway, the living room, the deck and then the guest area.


This house has been laid out in different volumes, bedrooms on the left, then the entryway, the living room, the deck and then the guest area.

Photography by James Ewing

Back inside, there’s a hallway that connects the living/kitchen and dining area to the entryway, and then on to the bedrooms.


Black window frames provide a strong contrast between the light wood used on the walls and ceiling.

Photography by James Ewing

Here’s a look at the kids bedroom that has built-in bunk beds that can easily sleep 8.


This kids bedroom at a house by the river has built-in bunk beds that can sleep eight.

Photography by James Ewing

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