Sweet Harmony: An Off-the-Grid Home in Idaho

This home proves that natural, healthy building can be as grand as your dreams (and your pocketbook) will allow.

Standing in one of the art studios is a pine, which Andrea calls the cactus tree; it had to be cut down to make way for the road. “We thought, what cool thing can we do with that? We just wanted to honor it because it’s such a great tree.’’ Peeled, lightly sanded, and oiled, the tree is not structural but serves as a visual anchor. A Kal-Wall skylight provides “fabulous light—so bright, yet completely diffused,’’ Andrea says.
Photography By J.K. Lawrence