We have a thing for older men or at least ones who build amazing treehouses like this one. Kalleen's father (aka Pa Pa Jerry) spent his summer performing a true labor of love for his four grandchildren and the result is this stunning playspace made mostly from recycled materials. We'd advise Kalleen to keep its location highly classified or she'll be overrun with children crossing the moat to get in.
Not only did this project require skill, but also ingenuity. For example, look at the wood "bricks" Pa Pa Jerry made and assembled from cedar to form the castle's foundation. And the door posts are actually old bed posts he painted and repurposed. As if the castle itself weren't enough, the addition of a slide and climbing wall put it over the edge into 8th World Wonder territory in our book!
In love? Kalleen shows off much more of Pa Pa Jerry's handiwork on this castle on her blog At Second Street - pay a visit and see plenty more photos of this treehouse castle fit for kings...and queens. If this is your first visit to At Second Street, we guarantee it won't be your last. Kalleen is full of creative ideas: check out these beautiful faux leather leaves she just made for her fall table and and her fabric hand tree project just for starters.
Thanks Kalleen and thanks to reader Julie for the tip!
(Images: At Second Street)
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