We can't resist a cool house perched among the trees like this home in CT. And now there's another home for sale that lets you live among the treetops. This cozy yet modern "Treehouse," as it's nicknamed, is located in a wooded area of Exton, PA, and can be all yours for $595,000.
Lois Trexler, who owns the home with her husband, says the house is "very cheery" year-round, 24/7.
"It is so pretty in the morning, noon, and nighttime, with sunshine, snow, or any weather," Trexler says.
Want to check out the inside? Enter through either the sliding glass door or the smaller Frank Lloyd Wright -- replica front door. The first floor holds a utility area, bathroom, and family room framed with walls of glass. When you take the center staircase, which branches up through three stories, the house's personality really takes root.
The second floor is basically the main floor: It's an area where you can eat, relax, and cook in the remodeled kitchen. One of the walls is all glass, with an exit to a large deck. A cylindrical fireplace serves as a focal point, with huge glass windows showcasing a large deck and leafy, tree-lined backdrop. A long staircase descends from this second-floor deck to the ground.
"Even the kitchen follows the offset-ness" of the home's design, says listing agent Floranne Burns, referring to the kitchen's large main window. It's placed at an angle and drops to the countertop, creating a small triangle from the sink to the window itself.
"It gives it so much more dimension, which is just cool," Burns says. In the adjacent dining room, another angled window is juxtaposed against the traditional rectangle doorway.
Built in 1968, the 2,670-square-foot home has had only two owners. It's made of poured concrete and steel beams, with pinewood stairs, oak wood flooring, and teak wood framing the home's gigantic windows. The architecture is believed to have been inspired by Wright. The use of all-glass walls on the second floor and the third floor bedroom add to that feeling of living with nature.
It's especially on the third floor that the "Treehouse" really earns its name. The entire wall of the master bedroom is floor-to-ceiling glass, with the house at least 35 feet high, and surrounded by lush green foliage.
"You're up high there with the trees, where all the leaves are. It's what makes it so appealing. With the contemporary design, you'll notice everything that's around you," Burns says.
The woodsy retreat is set off from the road and "semi-secluded" on a hill, yet it's near the Whitford Country Club, according to Burns. It's certainly worth a look with its head-turning architecture, angular frame, and vertical build.
It's a perfect example of why we never truly grow up -- because no one should ever grow out of loving treehouses. We never will.