We love a good tree house – and this proposal for a new home is one of our favorites.
Kazakh architect designed the "Tree In The House," a cylindrical glass home built around a fir tree, back in 2013, but an investor backed out, making it impossible to construct. Now that glass and solar panel manufacturers have in the project, Almassov's vision may become a reality.
"I've been looking for a solution that would help in the future to avoid the destruction of forests," Almassov wrote in an email to ELLEDecor.com. "We must live in harmony with nature."
Almassov's design offers four circular floors connected by a spiral staircase. As points out, the bathroom's rounded shower parallels the form of the building. Other furnishings take advantage of the home's incredible views of the forest.
Should all go according to plan, Almassov hopes to begin construction on the project in Almaty, Kazakstan, in early 2017.
Check out more renderings of the home here: