This Sleek Towered 'Treehouse' Can Vanish In the Woods

Amy Schellenbaum
May 24, 2013

Photo via Co.Design

The latest to jump on the contemporary adult "treehouse" bandwagon—a trend that now includes 20-ton mansions and huts speared by poplar trees—is the gorgeously glassy pile that is Tower House, a vacation home in Ulster County, N.Y., created by the NYC firm Gluck+. Built for principal Thomas Gluck and his family, the four-story structure—a "stairway to the treetops," as it's called in the project description— is swathed in a skin of yellowed metal and glass, though, in some lighting, the T-shaped building manages to disappear behind a reflective shield, fading almost completely into the surrounding woods.