There’s something about a woodsy perch that has universal appeal. Whether it reminds you of making a fort when you were a kid, feels exciting to be up high or just makes you want to nest, a home with a treehouse feeling makes brings you closer to nature and free like a bird. Here are a few favorite homes I’ve spied around the web with wonderful treehouse qualities.
Sometimes it’s just about some big beautiful windows on a site that’s thoughtfully nestled in the woods, even down at ground level. Bathing in this home, renovated by Seattle’s Finne Architects must feel almost primeval.
This beautiful home by Vancouver, B.C.’s Synthesis Design Inc.’s extensive decks create a perch among the trees. The wood trim blends in beautifully with the forest.
This amazing home, The Radius House, was originally designed by a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Liebermann, and few years ago underwent an extensive renovation by San Francisco’s Dwyer Design. Open to wide views out the windows and through the roof, the home is a dreamy nest.
Look familiar? You may have seen it in Charlie’s Angels (the movie) or Body Double . John Lautner’s Chemosphere in Los Angeles is more like a spaceship that landed in the trees, sitting on a somewhat undeveloped hillside and looking down over the valley below.
For more of our favorite treehouse picks (both true treehouses and the treehouse-like), check out our Treehouse Pinboard on Pinterest.