[RUKI Modern Design + Build]
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Photography by Dan Francis Photography, Additional photos courtesy of Chris Hemmah
Part One of Two
Perched high in the branches of a well-established neighborhood near Downtown Fargo, Chris Hemmah's treehouse-inspired retreat is efficient design, at its finest. Unlike the trees, Hemmah doesn't plant his roots too deep. In the back alley of his home resides his second home, a 98-square-foot travel trailer that he parks near Palm Springs in the winter months. When he's not headed South, Hemmah required an efficient and self-maintaining home base that he could manage from afar. To complete his unique vision with 1,000-square feet of living space, he general contracted the home himself, then recruited the drafting and design expertise of Brent Behm at RUKI Modern Design + Build. Together, the two put their perfectionism to work with Hemmah's passion for Mid-century Modern design and Behm's ability to balance space and harvest light.
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