June 9, 2017#treehousefriday: Hemlock Hideaway

Rob and Nancy love living in a yurt on their verdant property in Maine, but longed for additional bedroom space. The couple asked Pete for an arboreal bedroom retreat, complete with an ample deck, copper roofing, and lots of windows. As luck would have it, Pete’s sister, Molly, is a neighbor of Rob and Nancy’s – Pete was pleased as punch to visit Molly and build Rob and Nancy a posh treehouse bedroom!

Rob and Nancy’s treehouse roosts 19 feet high in four hemlock trees and two white pines. Special details like the retractable window wall, copper roof, high ceilings, and crow’s nest add an artful touch. 

A 150-foot elevated walkway winds through the trees from Rob and Nancy’s yurt porch to the treehouse deck.

Western red cedar board and batten siding brings a touch of the Pacific Northwest to this east coast treehouse.

A 12-foot, handcrafted ship’s ladder leads from the deck to the rooftop crow’s nest.

The first-floor deck offers sweeping views of the forest in all its fall splendor.

Pete enjoying the vistas from the curved deck.

The view of the surrounding hills from the roof-top crow’s nest is breathtaking.

The copper roof adds glamour to this treehouse bedroom retreat.

A small mudroom precedes the bedroom. The floor of the mudroom is made of locally-sourced river rock.

A high-efficiency wood-burning stove keeps the inside warm. Locally-milled white pine siding covers the interior walls.

The bedroom contains a 11’x9′ retractable window wall that puts Rob and Nancy directly in touch with nature. The frame for the window wall is made of 6061 TS aluminum, which is lighter and stronger than steel. This material does not rust and the color never chips – it’ll last a lifetime up in the trees!

Twelve-foot-high ceilings make the bedroom feel ultra-spacious.

This treehouse is made even more elegant with a bed frame and lounge chairs crafted by the renowned furniture-maker Thomas Moser.

The crew added a slab countertop with a sink basin.

The treehouse almost looks as though it’s floating in the trees.

Pete and the crew really enjoyed building this elegant arboreal bedroom in the stunning forest in Maine. Thank you, Rob and Nancy, for a very happy build! We wish you a lifetime of joy and relaxation in the trees.

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To the trees!