Contemporary Treehouse With a Rustic Flair

This exquisite contemporary home, designed by Jenkins Custom Homes, is perched up in the trees and boasts gorgeous views. The abode is lavishly decorated with contemporary decor and has rustic accents throughout.

Photo By: Tre Dunham

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Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Bethany Jenkins

Photo By: Bethany Jenkins

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Lake, Sky and Trees View

Take in the stunning lakeside view from the front of the house. It's easy to see why its designers set up the pool, spa and outdoor living spaces on that side of the home.

Home Exterior, Decks and Pool at Night

This incredible home includes multiple outdoor areas for relaxing and entertaining: a pool, spa, an upper and lower deck, and space to set up an outdoor dining room and kitchen. All feature breathtaking views of the nearby lake.

Deck, Tree and Adirondack Chairs

To preserve this gracious tree, the design inspiration for the home, the split-level deck was built directly around it. The lower deck is almost as large as the upper one, and it is shady and cool all day.

Deck With Tree and String Lights

Inspired by the beautiful trees on the property, the designers dubbed this home, "The Treehouse" and used the tree-theme throughout the house. This particular tree was extra-special as its shape makes it ideal for sitting (one branch in particular is at perfect sitting-height) and its size provides tons of shade for the outdoor living area.

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Curved Bar

The innovative double oven in this chef's kitchen has French doors on top and a traditional single door on the bottom unit. To save countertop space, the microwave is located in a drawer in one of the lower cabinets.

Neutral Contemporary Open Plan Kitchen and Table

This home's gorgeous gourmet kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances and storage systems. Contemporary lighting fixtures are mixed with rustic details such as the thin strips of alder lining the bottom of the island. The large windows look out onto the property's many trees.

Cooktop and Magnetized Spice Rack

A magnetized spice rack above the cooktop in this high-end kitchen keeps herbs and spices within easy reach during cooking. Chalkboard labels are a fun and flexible way to tell them apart.

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Wine Rack

To bring life and an organic touch to this sleek contemporary kitchen, large windows look out onto trees and the island features dark stained wood cabinetry and a wine rack.

Butler's Pantry and Hidden Door to Laundry Room

Doing laundry is ever so much more exciting when you get to come into the laundry room via a hidden entrance. Turn these pantry shelves around and step inside. The pantry itself features hand-scraped shelves and a mahogany butcher block countertop.

White Desk With Butcher Block Countertop

Positioned in a quiet corner next to the kitchen, this study nook allows the homeowner to tend to email or look up dinner recipes. The countertop is a mahogany butcher block, an elegant contrast to the white drawers.

Neutral Contemporary Living Room With Black Fireplace

This sophisticated living room is the first room you see upon entering the home. Behind a sleek black granite fireplace, the wall is paneled with alder planks. The flooring here and throughout the house is bamboo, sustainable and durable for pets and children.

White Contemporary Great Room With Window Wall

An open concept floor plan works well for this light and bright home with its white walls and ceiling and tons of windows. Sliding glass doors set up an easy-in, easy-out flow that helps to bring the outdoors in.

Neutral Contemporary Living Room With Wood Paneled Wall

In the living room, it's easy to see the designers' thoughtful juxtaposition of sleek and natural materials. A black granite fireplace is framed by the alder wood paneled accent wall. The ceiling of the space angles up enhancing its open feel.

Stairwell With Light Fixture and Painting

This stairwell became a main focal point with the addition of the amazing light fixture and modern artwork by a local Austin artist who uses only organic and green materials in her work. The horizontal railing was chosen to modernize and simplify the overall look.

Neutral Contemporary Bar With Black Barstools

A sleek bar is decorated with clean, vertical lines, floating shelves and black leather barstools. It's the gem at the top of the staircase.

Gray Contemporary Master Bedroom With Rustic Headboard

The master bedroom has views out to the front of the home and a corner seamless window to enjoy them. The grey-brown of the rustic headboard is a perfect companion to the light gray walls.

Nightstand and Rustic Wood Headboard

The custom headboard in this master bedroom was created from a sustainable product made to look like rustic barn wood.

Hallway With Silver Tree Art

The artwork in the hallway is especially unique; the glass and metal piece was made specifically for the home. The tree it depicts was inspired by one of the trees on the lot.

White Table and Wall Mounted TV

The light gray used on the walls in this master bathroom is offset by crisp white molding and a white table. Bamboo floors are a rich counterpoint.

White Soaking Tub and Chandelier

Feel like a queen in this gorgeous spa bathroom where the soaking tub is lit from overhead by a chandelier. The sliding glass door opens up to an area perfect for a massage table shielded by an urban-deco screen wall made of reclaimed corrugated metal and cedar.

White Walk-In Shower With Rainfall Shower Head

This master bathroom's beautiful soaking tub with a chandelier above it is only surpassed by the shower with its multiple shower heads, including a rain head installed in the ceiling.

Gray Spa Bathroom With TV

That cabinet between the two sinks? It hides a coffee bar. There's also a television, a door leading outside, a makeup vanity and tons of storage. This master bathroom means business.

Gray Master Bathroom With Coffee Bar

This master bedroom is truly decadent: In the middle of the countertop between the two sinks is a coffee bar, perfect to jump start early mornings. Another area was planned to fit a massage table and a privacy screen.

Guest Casita Bedroom With Tree Views

The property is large enough to include a guest house, called the casita (translation: small house). With its own separate entrance and luxurious bathroom, along with amazing views of the trees, it's a blissful private retreat.

Corner Window and Gray Armchair

In the bedroom of the guest casita, an amazing corner butted glass window looks out to the trees. The neutral furnishings inside help the green outside be even more visually striking.

Neutral Eclectic Bedroom With Trees

For a home that's set amongst trees, the designer's vision for this teen girl's bedroom was to mimic the surroundings; the yellow trim details were a subtle suggestion of peeking out a window into a forest. The monotone color palette helped keep the space simple and chic.

Neutral Girl's Bedroom With Blue Chair

Pops of yellow and aqua add energy to the neutral color palette of this girl's bedroom. Wall-sized trees make one feel like they're peeking out the window into the forest.

Brown Eclectic Powder Room With Glass Sink

The counter in this eclectic powder room is a unique epoxy-coated finish topped off by a piece of natural granite. The floors are a rustic wood-like tile, both practical and perfect for the treehouse-theme of the home.

Brown Eclectic Powder Bathroom With Leaf Sink

This powder bathroom doubles as the pool bathroom, with an exterior door to the deck and pool as well as a door into the home's living room. To match the treehouse theme used throughout the home's decor, the backsplash is made of wood pieces and the designers chose a glass leaf sink.

Blue and Neutral Contemporary Teen Boy's Bedroom

Different shades of blue blend gracefully into the neutrals decorating this teen boy's bedroom, the soothing palette balancing out the large tree graphics. The chalkboard wall sports an iconic Austin character, a whimsical fit for the Austin-based home.

Neutral Deck With Dining Table and Chairs

Because all the best views are off the front of this Austin, Texas home, that's where the outdoor living spaces were set up. The upstairs deck looks out over the trees to a lake. Just inside the sliding glass door is the kitchen, an ideal arrangement for indoor/outdoor entertaining.

Front Exterior With Decks and Pool

Multiple outdoor living areas off the front of the home take full advantage of its lovely setting, with forest and lake views. The trees also offer privacy as does the house's elevation; it sits approximately 12 feet higher than the street and over 25 feet back from it.

Front Exterior With Upper and Lower Decks

Careful planning helps keep the dining room and upper and lower decks luxuriously cool even in the summer heat of Texas. The home was organized to take advantage of the southeastern winds that are drawn in over the pool, which cools them down, and through the sliding glass doors into the main level.

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