BY NICOLAS FERNANDES
The ultimate TREEHOUSE with views of the California mountains could be yours for $775,000 000 (£ 544,000).
With a design inspired by the conifer tree, the 2,000-square-foot (186-square-meter) property features walls made of rock and red wood, with large windows overlooking the San Jacinto Mountains.
Located in the quiet town of Idyllwild, California, USA, the house includes two large bedrooms and three bathrooms.
A balcony provides close-up views of the mountains and a second structure offers an en suite bedroom with the same tree-like design.
The quirky home is situated on 1.6 acres (0.6 hectare), with several decks, dozens of tall trees and a creek running through the yard.
Chris Menrad, the listing agent with TTK Represents, said: “The design is very unique. The view of the mountains through the trees makes it feel like you’re really in a treehouse.
“It’s located in a charming little mountain town, with lots of hiking and shops. There’s always music and live entertainment on the weekends. It’s a very artsy place.
“This property is perfect for someone who likes the mountains and is into nature.”
The residence is being listed for the first time since it was built for the original owner in 1988.
It was specially designed for a lumber mill proprietor by architect Scott Emsley.
Chris added: “This would make a spectacular vacation home. When people go on vacation, they want the house they’re staying in to be unique.
“Only about 25 percent of the houses in Idyllwild are occupied year-round. The rest are secondary homes.”
To view the listing, visit http://www.ttkrepresents.com/.