Always had a fantasy of living in a treehouse, with or without your shipwrecked family members? Or maybe you’re a Lincoln Log aficionado? A Treebeard cosplayer? Here, then, is the property for you, provided you have a sizable budget for termite protection and have never seen the supernatural thriller “Hereditary,” in which a treehouse plays a pivotal and spooky part.
Sequestered at the end of a long private road, this 13-acre compound is nestled in the quiet woods of northern Vermont. While the location is rural, the charming city of Vergennes is only five to ten minutes away by car. Asking $439,000, the home is listed with Flex Realty. There are several structures on the property: a main house connected to a treehouse by a suspension bridge, a heated garage-workshop, and, this being Vermont, a maple sugaring house. Traditional Vermont stone walls can also be found dotted around the land.
Built of logs, the multilevel main house’s entrance features old-growth pine pillars, while the wood-paneled great room, which the owner uses as a music room for jam sessions, includes handsome beams across the vaulted ceiling and a lofted lounge area. The kitchen and dining space, lit by skylights, is next to an office/bedroom with bath. The kitchen cabinet pulls made of polished twigs adds to the woodsy rusticity.
In all, there are three bedrooms and two baths in 3,355 square feet, most of it awash in pale wood. Decorated with more polished tree branches, the master suite is huge, with a cozy gas fireplace, a cedar-lined closet and cherry flooring with pinecone inlays. The balcony off the master bedroom leads to the bridge for access to the treehouse.
Perched like a bird’s nest some 40 feet up from the forest floor, built of logs and completely paneled in wood, the bijou treehouse could use some soft chairs to comfortably relax, read, take in the forest canopy and, for those who have seen “Hereditary,” keep watch for anything lurking in the woods.