Colorado TreehouseRustic Exterior, Denver

This family treehouse can be used year round for a variety of activities. The upper deck, with stunning views, is perfect for summer picnics, while the side deck is more suited for a quiet spot to read or relax. The interior has a couch for napping, a desk for writing and working, a kitchenette and small dining area. The initial inspiration for the room was a cozy spot for hosting lunch and dinner parties... in a unique & rustic setting.

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Tammy Green wrote:Jan 11, 2014
  • notopos
    Reminds me of the wonderful treehouse my father built for us. Ours was not nearly as polished. However, what it lacked in accoutrements it more than made up for in its simple elegance and durability. The treehouse was backyard home to 25-plus years of family children and grandchildren, as well as dozens of visiting neighborhood kids and multiple litters of kittens (at least two of our family pets decided to bear their young in this homey retreat!). Thank you for jogging my memory. Dr. Jonas Moses
  • sleepingbeauty12
    Perfect design! Although I would love to learn more about the interior insulation of the treehouse.
Glenda Anderson wrote:Mar 2, 2014
  • Debi
    It's not that bad in CO; not like the Northeast or the Great Lake Area. CO snow is usually drier and lighter and can be shoveled or swept off (for a very small amount) pretty easily if you keep up with it. If you are above 10,000', however, it may be more of a problem.
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      hollyks wrote:Mar 3, 2014

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Annie Thornton added this to 100 Homes Around the U.S. Say Happy Fourth of July!Jun 29, 2017

        56. Vail, Colorado. Read more about this home

        Mitchell Parker added this to 7 Tips for Designing a Backyard Treehouse Like a ProApr 11, 2017

        6. Get creative. Don’t confine your design to four walls, a roof and a floor. Let the tree and your imagination guide you to a unique structure. “Last year, I designed a treehouse that was based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous architecture style,” Nelson says. “I also recently built a treehouse that was completely framed out with glass windows. I’m now working on a new treehouse that will be a spa in the sky. I’m creating the new Dove Men+Care Elements Treehouse, which is inspired by the freshness of nature. We’re building this really cool shower that will allow you to bathe among the stars.”

        Mitchell Parker added this to Houzz Call: Show Us Your Well-Designed Treehouse or Tree Fort!Mar 13, 2015

        My first childhood experience with a treehouse failed miserably. Or, I should say, my father’s attempt to build my siblings and me a treehouse was an embarrassing failure. (Sorry, Dad. I know you tried). His intentions were sound: Use a hexagonal-shaped wooden hot-tub cover as a base to put on top of our old swing-set posts and build up from that with walls of leftover fence boards, then fashion a roof and voilà, we would have our very own fort in the trees.He got the wooden hot-tub cover pieces fastened together and somehow got that on top of the swing-set beams. We had a floor! But our majestic dreams quickly vanished as my dad got pulled into other projects. All we had in the backyard was a wooden platform with no walls 10 feet off the ground. Not exactly the Swiss Family Robinson experience I had in mind. But because of this, or despite of it, I’ve always been fascinated by exotic, well-built treehouses. I’m amazed at what contemporary architects are doing with the concept: building fully functional houses with modern materials right up in the trees, oftentimes without harming the trees at all. With that in mind, here are a few treehouses and forts that keep the childlike wonderment alive.Architect Missy Brown designed the stunning treehouse seen here for a couple who owns several hundred acres of land in Vail, Colorado. Inside is a desk, a sofa and even a portable cooktop. See more of this treehouse

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        Lexi Catton added this to Lexi's ideasJun 13, 2019

        Unique, sustainable materials used, suspended in the air- spatially aware

        tru love added this to Landscaping IdeasMay 23, 2019

        i would love to have this in my backyard

        hollaatlmv added this to Dream Home exteriorMay 8, 2019

        Almost looks identical to the tree in the back of the lot now. Wow!

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