Escapes: Hi House

Escapes: Hi House

Aug 7, 2008

Recently, while we were looking for a romantic weekend getaway, our friends Sarah and Aaron suggested a vacation rental called the Hi House. Located at the foot of Point Reyes National Seashore in Inverness, the Hi House is an amazing glass home that is elevated amongst the surrounding trees. Sarah and Aaron have allowed us to share photos from their stay at the Hi House this past March.

Because the house is built up in the trees, the only way to get up to it is via funicular tram or spiral staircase. The tram moves at a leisurely pace, so you can enjoy the surrounding nature views on your way up. At night, the tram is lit up with over-sized bulbs.

The building itself is very small and only meant for a couple (or maybe two close friends) to share the space. The three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows are the studio's high points, but be aware that this also means very bright mornings! If you're a light sleeper, bring a sleep mask with you. You should also bring a pair of binoculars to get a bird's eye view of the beautiful flowers and wildlife surrounding you, as well as great views of the ocean and Tomales Bay.
The d├ęcor is a mix of mid-century modern and rustic cabin style. You'll find Eames-era furniture combined with nature-inspired details and decorations throughout the house, including an oak chest with a nest and antlers arranged next to a woven basket and out on the deck, an old log with a glass ball set neatly in one of the log's folds. Overall, the best way to describe the style is clean and simple.

Find out more about the Hi House here.

Images: Top: jyf2; Others: sarah marks


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