Bates Masi Architects Fire Island Tree House

November 7th, 2009





Wood interiors and exteriors seem to draw me in. When I was young, my brother and I would build tree forts and random wood structures throughout the woods. Now that I look back, it occurred to me that we had always built our forts a certain distance away from the house. More than likely it was an attempt at avoiding chores.

Did you ever have tree houses or forts as a kid?

Via Bates Masi Architects

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  1. Raoul says:

    I had a tree house as a kid. Looking back it was really built poorly but we didn’t care then. My brother, cousin, and I used to spend hours upon hours up there pretending to be pirates and pilots. Some of the best times of my life were spent up in the tree house.

    Looking at the Fire Island Tree House makes me want one again…But this time it would be for me to have an isolated to work on design, photography, art, and reading. That would just be the best.

  2. sejwhite says:

    Shelb – regarding “chores”, read your post to Dad. He laughed and said something like “gee, do you think?” : ) love mom.

  3. Ian Houghton says:

    Haha, looks like this treehouse brought the chores with it :)

    I never had one as a kid, but I’d love to build one now. Maybe an open top tree deck for summer, sit up with a few beers and enjoy the breeze.

  4. Clarke says:

    Living in the middle of a city, there wasn’t much in the way of large convenient treehouse building trees. In fact, most of the “trees” around were of the giant bush variety. Not nearly sturdy enough for any sort of structure.

    However, I did find refuge (perhaps because of my lack in a real one) designing them in my bedroom.

    They would always have secret entrances and various weapons coming out on the side (to protect from what I’ll never know)

    I would love the above treehouse. sunlight and wooden interiors makes it feel so warm and inspiring.

  5. NAVIS says:

    My dad never built me a tree fort. But since he’s retired, he built my neighbor kids a two level tree fort by himself with glass windows, fireman’s pole and other sweet accessories. The man has an endless amount of ambition. Sadly, the fort was never used and no one’s imagination was ever played out in the fort. :(

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  8. jax says:

    If we all had our own tree house there would be no more war (except the wooden pistol kind).

  9. bakeca udine says:

    waw that looks amazing


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