Tall Tree House Overlooks Picture-Perfect Town, Alps & Sea

From conception through construction to occupation, tree houses are unusually intentional spaces. They require defying convention, not to mention gravity. They are the stuff of childhood dreams … made real.

It is no different for this structure by Baumraum, a well known for building contemporary-but-context-sensitive tree houses in Germany and beyond.

Built for a client and his grandson, the project strove for simplicity – a few built-in furnishings for housing essentials and pillows for comfort on the interior, and unpainted (though weather-sealed) wood elements all around.

Overlooking a picturesque Austrian down in the foreground, but capturing scenic panoramas of sea and mountains beyond, each aspect of its siting and planning reflects a careful attention the natural wonders around the building.

Stepping in sequence, one comes upon a clearing revealing some of the views below, walks up a pair of mid-level terraces, then wraps around to enter the narrow outward-pointing cabin at the top from behind.

Inside, gorgeous views are framed via panoramic slots along the long side wall, a skylight captures a slice of the heavens above and a picture-frame window, tilted down toward the ground, takes in the local sights.

You Might Also Like

Get the free daily Dornob newsletter

You must agree to receive emails from this site to subscribe.

Do you live in Canada? Register here