Forest House in Sonoma County is hidden from view

Known as the Forest House, this contemporary resort in idyllic Healdsburg, California sits on 40 acres of madron forest at the end of an unpaved road.

Now on the market for $ 3,500,000, it was designed by Douglas burnham, an architect with AD Envelope. This is the result of a question asked by the architectural firm: “What if the forest itself was the house?”

Protected by trees, it is not so much a house as a collection of cabins in the shape of a tent. What he lacks in the traditional sense of the house, he makes up for in beauty and simplicity.

“This unique retreat defies description,” the list says. The collection of four cabins could be the ultimate wine precinct for a multigenerational group, or just a place to hang out with friends.

One-room cabins are clad in cedar, have glass walls and are tinted black on the outside. These “sleeping cabins” are raised above the forest floor and connected by walkways designed to disturb the natural environment as little as possible.

Each cabin’s tub is fitted with a Sonoma Forge outdoor shower, Duravit toilet, brass faucet and Heath ceramic tile. Modern wood-burning fireplaces are available for you to relax after a cold night.

The cabins are cleverly grouped around a common cabin comprising a kitchen with high-end appliances, a dining and living area with built-in sofas and a wood-burning stove, as well as a home cinema.

Platform

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Lounge in one of the cabins

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Berths in one of the cabins

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Kitchen and dining room in one of the cabins

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Room in one of the cabins

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Bath in one of the cabins

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Pool

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Camping tent

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The private terraces on stilts offer beautiful views of the forest setting; they are associated with sliding glass walls, which further blur the border between interior and exterior.

A 42-foot swimming pool, along with a cold cedar pool and hot tub, is a great place to relax or host parties. Just like an unexpected trampoline on the property.

Two additional platform tents also on the property provide the ultimate glamping experience, including access to a tub and outdoor shower.

And although they are called cabins, they are not rustic. They are equipped with electricity, HVAC, high-end appliances and craftsmanship.

Sheri Morgensen and Jessica wynne of Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage takes care of the registration.

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