U.S. architect  firm Gluck + has designed this upstate New York home with a living room that is suspended 9 meters off the ground.

Designed for one of the companies principles, it offers a treetop view of the surrounding area such as the nearby Catskill Park.

The house is glazed on every side to help the home blend in with its surroundings, with the exception of the southern side, with its bright yellow staircase that seems to appear out of thin air.

With an aim to reduce environmental impact, the building has a footprint of 40 sqm. The insulated central core, houses all the wet rooms allowing for it to isolate these rooms for less energy consumption when the house is not in use.

See her for more information on Gluck+ and Tower House.