A home situated in the sand-hills among a golden light-filled pine forest in Fréhel, a commune in the Brittany region of France, was created with its lush, forest surroundings in mind. Designed by Atelier Victoria Migliore, the 900-square-foot vacation home is quite literally a treehouse, with the structure elevated from the earth. The design was careful to not disturb a single existing tree; a trunk even pokes through some exterior decking.
Inside, the serene architecture brings the outdoors in with plenty of picture windows and wood built-ins. But what is coolest about the house is the blue-and-white tiled water catchment basin, which brings a bit of the seaside to the design.