Real Estate

This “treehouse” is as much fun for adults as it is for kids

For many kids, a cozy treehouse in the backyard was the ultimate dream. And we admit, that fantasy doesn’t exactly fade as you enter adulthood. That’s why we totally understand why the homeowners of this amazing space decided to build a sort-of treehouse as their summer retreat.

Originally, they wanted the house to be built up in a tree like a true treehouse, but a survey of the area found that none of the trees could handle the weight of the structure. Not deterred by this minor setback, they enlisted architect David Matero to design a house that would feel as authentically “treehouse” as possible. The final result is a cedar-clad cabin atop a cliff overlooking the nearby ocean and nestled within the forest.

Inside, the 350-square-foot house features a main room with plenty of nooks for playing board games and reading comic books, as well as a spacious sleeping loft and balcony on the second floor. A rope bridge from the house leads to a zip-line platform where both adults and kids alike can glide through the forest.