If you’re looking for an escape, it doesn’t get much better than this modern treehouse, nestled among the natural surroundings of the Catskills. This is the work of the UK-based designer Antony Gibbons, who believes the angular lines and pronounced geometry of the structure enhance the organic nature of this forested locale, just outside of Woodstock, New York. Despite the modern aesthetic, the facade is made of cedar from the surrounding Catskills Valley and the interior is lined in a reclaimed pine, in so that the modest home “still blends into the surroundings with its timber materials,” Gibbons has said. If you’re swooning over the space–and wondering what it’s like to live among the trees–it’s now available as a vacation home through Airbnb, asking $325 per night.
The home was recently built for a family who had plans of using this as a vacation rental property–hence the Airbnb listing. The sharp angles of the treehouse are meant to frame out views of the nearby mountains and lake, while the exterior cedar will develop a patina over time to further blend into the landscape.
The treehouse overlooks a small, swimmable pond, and the property also boasts a hot tub.
As you might expect, the structure looks magical in any weather.
The open-plan lounge, with a lofted bed above, has massive windows that overlook the surrounding property and lake. A wood-burning stove keeps things warm and cozy. According to the Airbnb listing, the space can accomidate two guests.
A modest kitchen boasts a four-seat island with a design similar to the geometry of the structure. Two balconies were placed on either side of the kitchen, and a large terrace below leads to the lake and hot tub.
Gibbons took every opportunity to frame the exterior from inside the treehouse.
There are two bedroom spaces: one behind the main living area, a space that could also be used as an office, and a lofted bedroom that towers above the living area. The upper bedroom gets light from two windows, skylights and the picture window below.
It’s a cozy house, sure, but as the Airbnb listing promises it “has all you need to cook dinner, enjoy reading, chilling, or swimming.” There’s one big caveat: you’ll have to take your luggage up the treehouse ladder, so any guests will need to pack lightly! Check out some more photos of the vacation escape in the gallery below.
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Photos via Airbnb
Neighborhoods : Catskills