Published On: Fri, Apr 28th, 2017

Jaw-Dropping Tree House a Dream Come True for Lambertville Family

Whether or not you fondly recall the “Tarzan” books and films, the “Swiss Family Robinson,” or a favorite childhood tree house, a modern version has just been completed for Lambertville resident Andy Overman, and it’s a dream come true for family members and house guests.

Overman, a physical therapist, lives with his wife, two children, and their dog on 15 acres just off Rocktown Lambertville Road as it crosses into West Amwell.

The tree house took six weeks to build, and was finished just last month, but Overman and family seem already taken with the place.

“Four of us can sleep in there comfortably with our dog,” said Overman, adding that they’ve been using futons and mattresses to start.

“The tree house overlooks a valley with springs, and you can have a bird’s eye view while you enjoy a glass of wine and listen to the leaves rustling,” he explained.

“A number of guests have stayed there so far, and the kids are already asking for sleepovers,” Overman continued. “With everything coming into bloom right now, the view is getting better and better each week.”

Designer Tanya Breck runs the tree house division of West Chester-based Tree Top Builders, which has been making tree houses around the country since 2003. With more than two decades of interior design experience, Breck was able to create a plan that is at once playful, practical, minimalist, and rustic.

“Our projects have morphed from kids’ tree houses to resort tree houses in Panama,” Breck said.

“This is a fun, playful spot for the family to hang out high among the trees above their property and enjoy nature — and a place for the kids to sleep over with friends, or for family guests.”

Overman and family are thrilled with the result.

“As a family, it’s a dream come true,” he said.

 

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- Born in Brooklyn, raised at the Jersey Shore, lives in New Hope with wife, two kids, and too many rescued animals. Masters in politics from New York University. Former head of communications for MetLife, Vonage, Lincoln Financial. Former reporter for New Hope Gazette. Makes sure the Editorial and Advertising departments are kept separate.

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  1. javaderrick1@gmail.com' StopPennEast says:

    Great treehouse! I hope you are active in fighting the proposed PennEast Pipeline – sounds like it will be very close to this beautiful spot.

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