Denise Hopkins

Denise Hopkins

Denise Hopkins is an architect with a serious and long-term love of nature, modern design, health, food, and wine. When she’s not designing, gardening, or out exploring nature, she’s writing about the incredible power of our natural world in design. 


Flathead Lake Cabin

On a perch overlooking Flathead Lake—one of the largest freshwater lakes in the U.S.—there’s a stunning cabin masquerading as a tree house.

Denise Hopkins
May 6, 2014

The Lake Cottage

It looks like something out of a fairy tale, but this two-story A-frame cottage is quite real.

Denise Hopkins
May 1, 2014

The Aluminum Cabin

While aluminum might not be the first material that comes to mind when building a cabin, turns out it makes for some stunning architecture—even in the middle of a Norwegian wilderness.

Denise Hopkins
Apr 29, 2014

Tongabezi Tree House

Floating over the Zambezi River in Zambia, built around four ebony trees, and tucked into a basalt riverbank, this tree house exceeds expectations.

Denise Hopkins
Apr 24, 2014

Case Inlet Retreat

Burrowed into a bluff overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, this private family retreat sits within a lush forest just south of Seattle.

Denise Hopkins
Apr 22, 2014

Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Cabins

Just an hour and a half south of San Diego, twenty single-story cabins dot the rugged hillside in the wine region of Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.

Denise Hopkins
Apr 17, 2014

The Bird's Nest

Attention bird lovers and tree house aficionados. This shelter lets you truly disappear into the forest.

Denise Hopkins
Apr 15, 2014

Copper Cube Tree House

You will relish the simple life in this lakeside tree house near Berlin.

Denise Hopkins
Apr 10, 2014

Hide Away in the Wisconsin Woods

The designers of this cabin had to contend with a limited budget and a hilly, wooded site, but they still managed to create a stunning, environmentally-friendly retreat.

Denise Hopkins
Apr 8, 2014

Casa da Praia do Felix

In this leggy structure high in the Brazilian treetops, your cares (including your phone and laptop) must be left on the ground.

Denise Hopkins
Apr 3, 2014

Vega Cottage

This summer home is the stuff of dreams.

Denise Hopkins
Apr 1, 2014