The term “treehouse” doesn’t really say a lot, usually being associated with very simple and modest structures built for the kids in the backyard. But treehouses aren’t just that. Some of them can be really luxurious and impressive, being more than just a tiny box perched in a tree. Some can even be as dreamy as the Suite Blue.
Suite Blue is a project designed by La Cabane Perchee. It’s part of La Plantata Hotel and is located in Arlena di Castro, in Italy. La Cabane Perchee is the main builder of treehouses in France. But they don’t only build for that area. Their custom cabins can be found worldwide.
Each treehouse they build is unique and that’s because each tree is unique and different. The tree host shapes the design of the cabin it will accommodate. The way in which its branches are distributed, their shapes and thicknesses and the orientation and location of each tree are all elements that define the treehouse.
Each treehouse is entirely custom built in the designers’ workshop. It takes into consideration all the little details that characterize the site and, most importantly, the tree that will become its home. The treehouse is then delivered and assembled on site.
The assembly is done without pruning any branch and without nailing anything into the tree itself. This, of course, applies to all such projects, including the Suite Blue. This particular treehouse overlooks the Italian countryside with beautiful fields and serene views.
The tree that houses it is majestic. Its dimensions are impressive and it looks stunning even after it sheds all its leaves. The sculptural branches make the tree stand out and the treehouse fits into the picture wonderfully.
Perched on top one of the lower branches, the cabin can be accessed via a staircase that spirals along the trunk and forms a small deck on one side. The tree itself is not responsible for holding the cabin although it does offer great support.
The structure is supported by wood columns made of tree trunks. In fact, the whole cabin is made of wood. Its design is simple and modest but elegant enough to offer a wonderful experience. Climb up the stairs to reach a lovely al fresco dining area with a small table and a couple of chairs.
Then enter the cabin to find a warm and cozy interior with wood-paneled walls and exposed wooden beams. The sleeping area is very lovely indeed, featuring a canopy bed and a series of small windows that offer views of the surroundings and let some of the light in.
The bathroom is tiny but includes a shower as well as windows that let in the views and light. Other than that, there’s not much else in here. The cabin is modest and meant to serve a a romantic and interesting getaway for short periods of time. Out here you’re only surrounded by nature and relaxing views, away from all the noise and this is an ideal location for an adventure.