This Sleek Towered 'Treehouse' Can Vanish In the Woods

Amy Schellenbaum

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.