Along with many other design fetishes (swimming pools, aquariums and miniatures to name a few), I have a thing for treehouses. And this astonishing treehouse created as an arboreal Man Cave in Malikoff, Texas by Pete Nelson and his crew will have any man (or woman) drooling with envy.
Man Cave Treehouse
If I could afford to have one of these built for my dad for Father’s Day, I would. But since I can’t, he’ll just have to make do with reading my blog instead (Sorry Dad).
Recently featured on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters, the Man Cave Treehouse is almost 1,000 square feet. It’s always hard to find stills of the creations featured on the cable tv show, but by viewing all the footage, I was able to grab and create 25 still photos for you that you won’t find anywhere else.
First off, this is the most expensive tree house they’ve built yet on the program. Weighing in at 24,000 pounds and situated 18 feet off the ground in some sturdy Texas Oaks, it is a fully equipped, beautifully outfitted serious sanctuary. The two-story tree house has a wraparound porch, a crows nest, a living room, a full bath (with hot and cold running water), a full kitchen, and sleeps five.
The Man Cave Treehouse was commissioned by The Page family of Malikoff, Texas. Bobby, who is surrounded by beautiful women (his wife Marty and three daughters), wanted a place for himself and his first grandson, Colbert, to take refuge.
The expansive living room has vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a hydraulic-operated remote-controlled flat screen tv that is hidden inside a leather chest. There’s even a large humidor complete with watch winders (apparently client Bobby Page is a watch collector).
The television is hidden inside a leather chest and is remote controlled to hydraulically lift up and down:
Inside the humidor are the watch winders:
The bathroom is on the bottom floor just off the living room and has both a shower and toilet, complete with a water heater.
The kitchen has stone covered walls, a wine cooler, microwave, sink, refrigerator and a small dining area.
The upstairs loft has three twin beds, a queen sized bed and macho/outdoorsy details like an antler chandelier.
But that’s just the interior.
Outside the huge deck is a manly cook’s dream. A wood-burning barbecue/oven-smoker-grill can smoke ribs, cook a pizza and barbeque a chicken.
Circle J Fabrication, a family-owned company based in White Settlement, contributed the wood-burning barbecue oven-smoker-grill, a custom iron chandelier in the living area and a sconce over the front door that boasts the lake house property’s name, B Calm, an acronym based on each family member’s first name.
To defend the fort, there are super soaker water guns mounted on the railing of the crow’s nest which you access by walking across a suspension bridge.
And a giant corkscrew slide is one way you can exit the Man Cave:
There’s also hammocks and a fire pit down below around which people can gather.
What more could you want?
photos and videos courtesy of Animal Planet/Treehouse Masters, some additional photos courtesy of the Dallas News