So are you still blown away by Part 1 of the treehouse tour? Well there’s more folks. As I mentioned the treehouse sits on one corner of the a huge property that’s home to Lynne and her family. There’s also the Knowlton family home, a big barn just ready and waiting for a proper hoedown and the most stunning pool and lounge area that includes an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. If you stay at the treehouse, the Knowlton’s are kind enough to share the pool/lounge space with their guests. Are you ready to see more?!
The pool area was incredible. It felt like I was at a boutique spa rather than someone’s backyard. That’s Lynne and her beautiful design sense and attention to detail. The whole property is sprinkled with pieces she brought back from Bali on a design shopping exercion years ago and it all just fits in perfectly. It’s like barn yard meets Bali. Not surprisingly the Knowlton’s often have guests stopping by or staying the weekend. They are just so warm and welcoming that people can’t stay away. The pool area is where everyone hangs out. I thought it was really great to have our private space at the treehouse but then wander over to the pool area to meet and hang out with new faces.
I’m not sure if you can tell by these photos but the space is enclosed by three old stone walls that used to be an old barn foundation. We’re talking really old because they had to dig it out. One corner of the outdoor space is covered by a rustic roof which protects the outdoor kitchen and super cozy & comfy fire place. As you can see almost everything is built from natural materials so the whole space just fits in with it’s natural surroundings. There was lots of laughs and wined poured around this fire place. Thankfully Emily didn’t break any more glasses.
The space is full of unique pieces like this boat turned bench from Bali.
Yesterday I showed you the outdoor bathroom for the treehouse. Now this is the real outhouse. As in, it doesn’t actually have any plumbing. But trust me, it’s probably still nicer than your bathroom at home and I guarantee you won’t find an outhouse like this in any park in this country.
I know this sounds unbelievable but it actually smelled good in there. I’m sure there isn’t a huge amount of traffic but what you don’t see is pretty white buckets full of beautiful smelling wood chips, which are used after taking care of business. So you just smell the wood, not the business.
There was no shortage of comfortable places to lounge around the pool area. Then there was the barn. Doesn’t it just look like something out of a movie? I’m just waiting for Ryan Gosling’s head to pop out of that top window holding a bouquet of flowers. Maybe an engagement ring too.
You know when you see those weddings on the interweb that take place in barns and are just perfect and you wonder “where the hell do those places exists?”. This is that place. Here Bali meets the Barn literally. The huge colourful exotic lanterns are the perfect scale and touch of whimsy to this space and they work perfectly with the fairy lights and the grand huge chandelier. Side note – the chandelier was a garage sale score. Ummmm….you know, just another garage sale with a 10ft metal chandelier. No biggy.
Man would I love to see this place set up for a wedding. That’s me putting that out there in universe. Universe, don’t let me down. Preferably my own wedding please.
Yes, I did wake up at sunrise. Yes, I did go swimming. Yes, it amazing. Good morning sun, goodbye treehouse heaven.