A Californian coastal property has given a whole new meaning to the word ‘treehouse’, with a massive oak tree winding its way straight through the one-bedroom house.
Positioned on a 6.69-acre canyon retreat in Pismo Beach, the eye-catching home has to be seen to be believed.
The branches of the massive tree emerge from the floor of the home and wind their way through the central living and dining room.
Snaking their way around the walls and the staircase to the upper floor, the tree creates a natural sculpture in the rustic home.
On the second floor, a single branch of the tree protrudes through the floor and is topped with a slab of timber to create a seat.
The rustic home forms part of a unique property with five different dwellings, and is on the market for US$3.8 million through Century 21 Hometown Realty.
Other buildings on the property, which is being marketed as a retreat, include a large museum, a studio apartment with a two-car garage, a main house with two bedrooms and a rock fireplace, and another studio with a full bathroom.
“Each home has wooded settings and private yards and decks set amongst this oak studded lot tucked into a beautiful, private coastal canyon,” the listing says.
Other features include two RV sites, a zen yoga platform next to a seasonal creek, and a cave.
“Explore the 60-foot deep, man-made cave, perfect for storing wine,” the listing reads.
“All of the homes are in an amazing, private setting amongst many trees in this amazing coastal canyon retreat within walking distance of the Pismo Beach pier and downtown Pismo Beach.”
The listing also makes special note that the property is unusual and to develop it further would require a zoning change.
“This property is an existing, non-conforming property that was built in the 1960s and is grandfathered by the City of Pismo Beach,” it says.
“This property has been held in the same family for decades and is truly a unique and rare property that must be seen to appreciate it.”