Yesterday I visited the CALM Antique Show in Santa Barbara and after that met a
friend for cup of tea in Montecito. While driving around Montecito I spied a couple
of very creative and artistic treehouses. They really caught my eye! Although I
didn’t stop to take pictures I really was not able to get their beauty out of my mind.
I remembered reading about a man who’s business is to create wonderful treehouses.
His name is Roderick Romero and he is the guru of treehouse creations. Some celebrities
who have commissioned Mr. Romero to build treehouses for them include Sting,
Donna Karan, Val Kilmer, Julianne Moore and many other’s including CEO’s of large
Sting’s treehouse, in Tuscany, is built on a century old oak tree with copper and found
wood from the land around the old oak tree, on the edge of a private lake. A huge copper
sundial was built into the floor of the treehouse and Romero, with interior designer wife
Anisa, designed stained glass windows for the 190 sq. foot abode. It is named
Casa Del Sole Di Mezzanote.
(Sorry, magazine pictures don't always copy well)
And designer Donna Karan’s treehouse has a bridge to take you to the house in the
trees. It also includes an Australian musical instrument built into the wall where you blow
into the mouth piece that goes up a tube that is inside the wall and resonates throughout the
Here are a few other wonderful treehouses...
This two story structure will be one of several in a Costa Rican treehouse
Val Kilmer’s house in the trees...
A tri level treehouse...
Santa Barbara treehouse...
Lantern house in the trees in Santa Monica...
Romero is New York based and has a band called Sky Cries Mary. He has designed
dozens of treehouses scattered from Montecito, California to Tuscany, Italy. All are
said to be fully functional with electricity, kitchens and plumbing.
I must admit, I never would have thought of doing a post on treehouses but for the fact
of seeing the spectacular treehouses in Montecito.
Now, my question is...Do you have a treehouse?
I also want to thank so many of you who left comments and sent lovely emails regarding
my kitty. Unfortunately, he passed away. He lived a long and happy life until the age of
27, which really is quite remarkable. He came to live with us 26 ½ years ago when the
people he was living with decided to move away and abandon him. He was the sweetest
little guy and I certainly do miss him. I thank you all for your kind wishes for him. It has
been a sad time for me and I thank you for your generous kindness and understanding.