I know you may be expecting another absurdly expensive Monday Morning Millionaire, but sometimes — get out the smelling salts — price is not the driving factor for me. When I came across what I can only describe as an ultra-cool adult treehouse in Bent Tree, something seemed familiar. So, I called up listing agent Jason Bates with The Perry-Miller Streiff Group for the low down.
He told me this was an ICF Homes build. Bingo! I realized why it was familiar. I’d written about another property Jason listed in 2018 on Royal Crest for Rob Campion, the founder of ICF Homes. That house knocked the socks off Houzz.com readers, and I’m sure this one will do the same.
When Rob found this property on a cul-de-sac with a private lake, mature trees, and a fountain, there was a lot to love. But the house? Not so much.
However, the existing pier-and-beam foundation was great, so Rob began what we call a reconstruction. That essentially boils down to building a new home on an existing foundation, which means the process goes a bit faster.
Rob and design partner Renee Champion took a lot of that same style sensibility they implemented on Royal Crest to this home. The most incredible adult treehouse rose from that original foundation. All it took was these two creative minds!
The draw is, of course, that fantastic lake, so when designing the house, the full focus was on ensuring every room had a view, even the laundry room! The result in this 4,842-square-foot home is that you feel as if you are indeed in an adult treehouse. The success of this construction is simple, really.
“Rob builds a strong product,” Jason said. “Renee has great material selections and great ideas. They are an award-winning team.”
The draw of this property is the lake, hands down. It’s all about the views. You are struck by them the moment you enter the home, but as you continue through it, you realize there are views from every single room.
“It’s like WOW! Look at this lake,” Jason said.
This team used all the elements that appeal to buyers today from rift-cut white oak and quartz countertops to exposed cedar beams and plenty of fireplaces! Details make the difference, and there are plenty in this gorgeous adult treehouse to satisfy the most discerning buyers.
The Big Wow Factor
One of the big wow factors for me is the fact a downstairs apartment was incorporated into the design. You must have a guest house, an apartment, a carriage house, or some kind of secondary living space today. Let’s face it: Most of us have either parents, college kids, or a steady stream of guests in our lives.
If you love the idea of an adult treehouse with views for days, 5615 Harbor Town Drive is going to be a perfect fit. On almost an acre and offered privately at only $1.89 million, it’s everything we look for in house porn!