The Treehouse

Photos by Seth Caplan

Brooklyn might not seem like the ideal place to build a treehouse; it’s rare enough for homes to have backyards, let alone enough space to, like, literally branch out. But tucked away behind the Carroll Gardens home of Gennaro Brooks-Church, founder of eco-conscious contracting and design company Eco Brooklyn, is an elaborate two-story treehouse, made entirely of reclaimed and scavenged materials, including wood from an old water tower. The beauty of this space, all wood amid a sea of brick townhouses, is its evident ephemerality; this treehouse will be gone before those other buildings, probably, but what a thing it was to look at while it was here.

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