A childhood fantasy weaves itself through the beautiful Atlanta forest to give birth to a treehouse that is intriguing and adventurous to its very core. Dubbed ‘Mind-Body-Spirit’ by owner-cum-designer Peter Bahouth- former Executive Director of Greenpeace and current Executive Director of US Climate Action Network, this project recycles and responds to create an organic interface between nature and man. Standing tall in Bahouth’s backyard, as far as treehouses go, this is a nature lover’s dream come true.
The tall, imposing trees take centre stage as the treehouse- split over three platforms- wraps around them. The first ‘Mind’ is a space for connection-for dialogue and discussion. Bare in finish, it is tastefully furnished with antiques and salvaged furniture lending it a time-tested appeal. Plush leather chair and wicker love seat offer the comforts of a cozy living room up among the invigorating sights and sounds of the forest. The second platform ‘Body’ houses the sleeping quarter that comes with a sliding bed to slip further into the forest and starlit skies at night. Generous openings and pivoted windows allow these treehouses to be unwrapped, inviting in abundant light and ventilation. The third platform ‘Spirit’ is an open space for reflection and play-a crow’s nest that offers a more intimate dialogue with its surrounds.
Bahouth’s three platform castle in the skies celebrates nature through every stroke and point. A beacon of originality and authenticity among treehouses, this design actually strikes up a conversation with the elements, rather than simply perching atop them.