A Treehouse Grows in Manhattan

  • March 8th 2013

by Shilpi Paul

A Treehouse Grows in Manhattan: Figure 1
Photo courtesy of Corcoran Group Real Estate

Choosing to live in the big city often involves giving up a certain connection to nature; a peaceful retreat can mean driving for an hour or so. However, one Upper East Side listing has an amenity that offers an escape from the bustle.

Featured by The New York Post, this $10.5 million four-bedroom mansion, owned by the ex-wife of Geraldo Rivera, has a 14-foot-high treehouse in the yard.

A Treehouse Grows in Manhattan: Figure 2

Not the ramshackle, thrown-together treehouse that is common in popular culture, this model is more like a little tree-mansion. It is wired with electricity and has windows, siding and a peaked roof. Instead of a ladder or rope, there is a proper staircase leading up to the underside doorway. It also doesn’t appear to actually be connected to a tree, but simply sits at the level of a treetop.

As the real estate agent describes, it could fit “four miniature adults or six children.” We think it is quite cute, and Rivera’s daughters apparently had many a tea party there.

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