A retired couple selected this hilltop site so they could take in beautiful views while enjoying daily life. Beams from trees felled on site provide a central structural frame, which culminates in a crow’s nest that offers 360º views of the lake around. Inspired by the beach cottages of Seaside, Florida, where the couple loves to visit with their family, this three-tiered home was designed with entertaining overnight guests in mind. To accommodate their favorite visitors, their 5 grandchildren, large lower-level guest quarters are divided from the main living space and private upper-level sitting area in the crow’s nest. Sometimes even Gramma and Pop need a quiet moment high above the water.