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This phenomenal glass treehouse completely surrounds an entire tree

Ian CrosslandJun 15, 2015, 3:59:23 PM

In the mountains of Kazakhstan, designers conceptualized this "tree in a house," completely cirlcing a 40 foot tree in glass and setting around it a four-story home.

From A. Masow Design Studio, the glass house encircles the tree with the intent of creating a lookout and a place of solitude for the owners.  The house cost £225,000 and was commissioned by a 38 year old businessman that wanted a home for two people with the respite and peace that would enable him to focus on his spiritual and creative development.

The entire house is built on metal columns, plasterboard panels, concrete and wooden flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows.  The staircase wraps around the tree, as if it's the central pillar of the house.