For the cool price of $250,000 you can have this little beauty built for you in your own backyard. though for that much money you may want to put it in your front yard. Heck . . . it may be the house in the yard.
The photo comes from a story in Business Week, about Real Estate that Branches Out. It’s a nice read about the continuing popularity of building treehouse. The article focuses on the Daniel’s brothers . . . they’re doing nicley:
This year, the company has already overseen 10 six-figure projects, and expects to do about $6 million in revenue. Its efforts, along with those of a handful of other tree house designers that sprouted in the late 1990s, have recently opened the floodgates on an unexpected new luxury market.
Not bad for treehouses. The question is how do Designers fit into the niche. I would guess if you are spending that kind of money some folks are going to want a nice way to go back and forth from house to super treehouse. Or have a great landscape to look upon-I’m guessing here. But we are in the luxury market, and when we are in here-there are opportunities.
They constructed a 45-foot spire with cedar shingles, a copper turret, a side deck, two staircases with multilevel verandas, and a zip slide—all for the enjoyment of the youth. For the parents, they built a deck under the canopy of another nearby tree and adjoined the entire structure with a bridge. As a result, the adults can enjoy their roughly $90,000 investment in the company of friends while keeping a watchful eye on their kids.
Sounds to me like there should be a babbling brook running below.
Finally the super treehouse of the future. Apparently the future is here. Take a look at this:
Sybarite is under contract to develop at least three of these next-generation tree houses for clients in Arizona, Australia, and Italy. Made from 70% recycled materials, these prefabricated modular structures are fully livable “country homes” that can be adapted for a family of up to eight.
This is a tease of the artist rendering(conceptual) for the super treehouse of the future. A modular home. I was curious(naturally) about the Sybarite company. A company on the ‘cutting edge’ or beyond the cutting edge-it seems.