The Ultimate Treehouse Hideaway

Perched on the side of L.A.'s Mandeville Canyon, this artfully designed hideaway serves as the perfect room with a view.

Monday, March 01, 2010

In theory, a kick-ass tree house—the kind you dreamed of when you were a kid—requires a sturdy, leafy, wide-limbed roost. But when Laura Donnelley asked Christopher Kempel, 38, of Rockefeller Partners Architects in Los Angeles, to create one in the backyard of her Mandeville Canyon home, a walk around the property revealed that there was no place to put it. "There weren't any ideal trees," he says.

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