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    When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie. The tree revived itself, continuing to grow from its newfound horizontal position. At that point, the owner decided to honor its resilience by incorporating it into a 172-square-foot office / guest house.



    A mere 172 square feet, the tree house in the hills of Brentwood in Los Angeles was designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects, Inc. as a refuge, gallery and guest cottage.
    The tree house serves also as temporary guest quarters, with modern-day amenities like a daybed, a sink, a toilet, a small refrigerator, a fireplace and a microwave.


    To reconnect back to the fallen tree, the architects carved a portal in the walnut floor, affording a view of the inspiration for the house itself.





    The outdoor shower below the tree house was shaped and formed from concrete to be a truly private experience.




    Read more: http://www.dwell.com/slideshows/An-Atypical-Tree-House.html#ixzz0dmCLdOdh

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    What a great place to just escape from everything!
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    Quite the set up. I'd live there, tree house or not.

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    Awesome! Would love to have one of those in my back yard.

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    Whacky, I like it.
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    i love it!

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    I love the design of the space...wish it was a regular sized home...I'd move in immediately.

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    I hate and despise it with every fiber of my being.
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    i don't like the design of it. really don't. it's a mess. and a bit too chaotic for my liking. i also dislike the walnut/stainless steel/concrete look.

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    That's really neat!!
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    Way cool.. the shower is unique. I also love the hanging ball lights.
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    It's pretty cool, but I feel that the connection to this fallen tree is sort of abstract and don't care about that part. And all those tubes remind me of Dr. Seuss stuff.
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    Am I the only one thinking California...eathquake...treehouse...bad idea?
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