Looking for a retreat from the daily grind, but don’t want to leave home?

Consider a haven in the sky.

Margaret Hyde did. While she was working on a remodel of her Craftsman-style house in Santa Monica, Calif., two years ago, her attention was drawn to the 150-year-old fig tree that regally presided over the property.

“I thought it would be a great place for a treehouse,” says Ms. Hyde, author of the children’s book series Mo’s Nose. What she had in mind wasn’t the glorified woodshed most people associate with treehouses of their childhood, but a structure that would “honor” the ancient fig and serve as a retreat she could enjoy long after her three children left the nest, so to speak.

Read the full article, “The Treehouse Goes Upscale” in the Wall Street Journal (April 7, 2010)

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