The Tower House, located in upper state New York, looks exactly like it sounds. It is a perfect example of module manipulation from horizontal to vertical. Designed by GLUCK+ architects, it takes the form of a skyscraper and shrinks it down to the scale of a house.
The four-story-high-home, designed with the idea of an observatory in mind, and represents a modern day adult treehouse, offers uninterrupted views over its surrounding wooded environment. The kitchen and main living space are located on the uppermost level with an outdoor roof terrace above; extending the interior into the fresh air, with views of the lake and mountains. The first three levels have each been designed as private suites, with a small bedroom and bath. The bathrooms are in the middle, with the rooms on one side facing the scenery; the zigzagging stairs are on the other side.