When Jon Martin and Noreen Jaafar bought the lot in rural England, they bought the trees, too.
And they couldn’t cut them down, said the town of Dursley.
Built on steel beams, the 2,150-square-foot passive house is as high as the pines surrounding it and overlooks the countryside with wide, horizontal windows and expansive porches. Its stunning wood exterior blends with the surrounding canopy, and a series of balconies and walkways convey the residents in and out of the home without disturbing the flora.
Not a bad place to kick your feet up while the leaves change.