On the grounds of this 10-acre Fall City estate, there’s a very special feature: A custom-built treehouse styled as a ski chalet, 20 feet above the ground in a 300-year-old Douglas fir and two red cedar trees. It was built by Nelson Treehouse—so you might recognize it from Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters.
While it’s in the backyard and not on the slopes (although who knows what kind of recreation you can get up to on 10 acres), it does have a very aprés-ski vibe. Wood paneling and a multi-pitch roof look like they were plucked out of a snow-covered forest. A fireplace is built into a wall between the porch and the living room for indoor-outdoor coziness. Ski equipment is even incorporated into the furniture and other decor, including a ski-lift swing mounted underneath the house.
Because it’s much more extravagant than your typical backyard treehouse, it comfortably sleeps four people—both in a semi-hidden master bedroom and built-in bunk beds—and includes a kind of kitchenette with a wine fridge. An outhouse, positioned away from the living space midway up the stairs, has a composting toilet and the classic crescent-moon cutout in the door.
Yes, there’s a whole other house on this property. It’s a 2010-built luxury mansion with all the opulent trappings to go with it, like a theater and a giant wine room. This is probably why 6530 Preston Fall City Road is asking $2.85 million (through Windermere). Can we just buy the treehouse, though?