Three years ago, a treehouse in New Zealand won the hearts of architecture critics, restauranteurs, and sustainable designers. The pine-slatted pod suspended visitors in a redwood tree, then served them canapes and petit fours. The treehouse was designed with locally milled redwood, built by local labor, and also made an Auckland accordion player named Tracey quite famous.
If you saw our slide show last week about the sale of Heronswood, the famed nursery garden near Seattle, you might be intersted in knowing the outcome. After the auction that was held on June 15, a buyer has been announced.
Lindsey Taylor, our style director at GARDEN DESIGN, and who sits next to me in the office, waved an issue of the Financial Times at me last last week. "Look!" she said, "Nicole de Vésian's house and garden is for sale!" Flipping throught the real estate ads of the newspaper, Taylor had noticed that one of the estates in an advertisement was none other than La Louve (The She-Wolf), the famous garden in Provence created by Nicole de Vésian.