Kettering firm dreams up $62m treehouse

Master Wishmakers' $62m treehouse design concept
Master Wishmakers' $62m treehouse design concept

A Northamptonshire firm has been branching out in the United States after revealing a multi-million-dollar proposal for a luxury treehouse.

With an estimated cost of $62m (£38m), the treehouse designed by The Master Wishmakers, based in Bath Road in Kettering, does not come cheap.

The blueprint includes a glass-bottomed swimming pool, a home cinema, a children’s play area, a gym and even a helipad. Five separate pods are connected to the central steel ‘trunk’, which is not developed on a living tree.

However, The Master Wishmakers says the design comprises sustainably sourced timber cladding and environmentally sound green roofs to external pods.

The Kettering firm has suggested the outer pods could be turned into anything from a kitchen or reptile house to a spa or party room.

The 20,000 sq ft creation was designed for American luxury lifestyle magazine the Robb Report and has also featured on current affairs television show Good Morning America.

As well as a daunting price tag, the Robb Report has warned potential buyers – who must provide the land themselves – that the treehouse would take at least 14 months to build.

But although the firm has not confirmed whether the design will be built, it has revealed that one client has expressed a strong interest in it.

Previous projects undertaken by the company, which has been runnning for three years, have included a bespoke pirate island in Cambridgeshire.

Co-director Sege Rosella said: “We design and build bespoke children’s playhouses and themed structures.

“It’s all very high end. Mostly it’s people coming to us because they want something unique and themed.

“They come to us with a basic idea and want us to build it.”