Turn Over a New Leaf: Seattle Treehouse is Surprisingly Luxurious

treehouseYes, you can have a luxury treehouse, you can buy a whole island in Belize for less than half a million, and a late-Modernist home on the Atlantic Ocean is ready for a new family.

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Turn Over a New Leaf: Seattle Treehouse is Surprisingly Luxurious

If you hear treehouse, the next thing you don’t think luxury, as a rule, but this treehouse in Quilcene, Washington, definitely dips the luxury chocolate in the treehouse peanut butter.

According to Realtor.com, the 2,250 square foot, cedar home sits in 21 acres of forest just west of Seattle across the Puget Sound. Almost completely constructed of glass and cedar, the home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and huge windows to showcase those views.

It’s been recently renovated, and in 2003 the owners added a guest house to the property as well. Both structures have beautiful decks and a short trail leads to a patio area.

See more at Realtor.com.

Buy an Island in Belize for $350,000

Photos courtesy 7th Heaven Properties

For less than many homes in Dallas, you can purchase an island in Belize, CNBC reported. 

How much? Try $350,000.

The one-acre island is seven miles off of the coast of Belize, and is currently undeveloped (which of course means you’ll need more than $350,000 when you start talking plumbing, electricity, places to live), but it is big enough for a few houses, or even a small resort.

“Waters surrounding the island are also shallow enough that swimmers can go 30-plus yards out from the edge of the island and still be only knee-deep in water,” CNBC said. “There are also several other islands are within a mile away, and the entire region forms part of the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef system in the Northern Hemisphere.”

CNBC has more.

Modernist Milam Residence Perfect Beachside Retreat

Built by architect Paul Rudolph in 1962 for attorney Arthur Milam, it’s not often that a late-Modernist abode like the Milam Residence on Ponte Vedra Beach in St. Johns County, Florida, comes on the market.

For one, it sits almost 30 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s clear Rudolph’s geometric style took into account the spectacular views available on the 2.1-acre property. Made of poured concrete and concrete blocks, Architect Magazine says the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is full of natural light thanks to the large windows, and also boasts a large kitchen and multiple open spaces. 

It also includes a one-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse, three-car garage, and a large pool.

The Milam family still owns the home, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.

It was initially listed two years ago for $4.7 million, but it is now listed for $4.4 million after a site restoration.

You can see more at Architecture Magazine.