The Snake Houses most undoubtedly bring to mind one’s childhood and its heritage of dreams. Who never wished to have a tree house, or never to grow old, like Peter Pan?
The snake houses, built on piles and rejecting all right angles, emerge quietly from among the tree tops. The materials – slate and wood – that cover them enhance the desired effect of concealment. The modern revisiting of this idea of a tree house grants unusual originality to their setting.
The round, front window, framing a view over the surrounding trees, and the skylight, offering a segment of the sky, articulate in exemplary fashion the idea of the human condition, between heaven and earth.
Consisting of a bedroom and sitting room, bathroom and kitchen, they are surprisingly roomier than they appear from the outside. Just like the snakes whose name they have borrowed.