Cape Town Treehouse

Aug 1, 2017

Category: Living

Usually, for something to be considered a treehouse, the house in question at the very least has to be in the trees. Apparently no one told that to the architectural team at Malan Forster. Given how good their Cape Town Treehouse looks, however, we can’t say we’re too upset about their bending of the rules.

Rather than try and loft a living space up into a tree’s canopy, the South African architectural firm opted instead to build a freestanding vertically planned cabin in the middle of a small clearing. The house mimics the look of the surrounding trees while also making plenty of room for modern conveniences like a full bedroom, fireplace, and kitchen. The home is organized around a cube and is broken into three simple sections. First is the living space, then on the second floor the bedroom, and on the third, a roof deck. All parts of the home, from the top to the bottom, boast large windows that provide plenty of natural light and striking views of the treetops. Why didn’t we think of that when we were kids?

Learn More: Malan Vorster

More From Living

The James Brand's Carter Is An Ambidextrous EDC Essential

Crafted from a durable, dependable VG-10 Stainless Steel.

Posted By Chris West


OluKai's Nubuck Leather Chukka Boot Was Inspired By A Legendary Canoe

Comfortable and versatile style staple done the Hawaiian way.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Featured Image

Pininfarina’s Luxury Yacht Boasts Four 1,500HP Rolls-Royce Engines

Rossinavi called upon the legendary coachbuilders for this magnificent vessel.

Posted By

Nov 13, 2019

Featured Image

This Book Is Loaded With Blueprints Of Hollywood’s Most Villainous Lairs

Nearly 300 pages of some of the most iconic silver screen hideouts.

Posted By

Nov 12, 2019

Featured Image

These Concept Houseboats Bring Luxury Living To The High Seas

A unique waterborne solution to a very real ecological problem.

Posted By

Nov 11, 2019

Featured Image

The Unique SOL House Is A Geometric Cabin Escape With Forest Views

Helping denizens to rest, recoup, and reconnect with nature.

Posted By

Nov 8, 2019