Newspaper baron Allen Neuharth, seeking a place to get away from it all, has built a treehouse at his oceanfront estate in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
The chairman of the Gannett newspaper chain already had five homes, including a Virginia farm and a Lake Tahoe mountain retreat. But he told People magazine he needed a place to "work, take naps and occasionally play poker with my friends."The 12-by-18 foot house, of his own design, is made of cedar poles and roofed with everglades fronds. It has a built-in desk for his typewriter, a sink, portable toilet, liquor cabinet and telephone.
Neuharth even posted two signs he carved himself, reflecting a dream of his boyhood in Eureka, South Dakota, of having a tree house. "No girls or grownups allowed," and "The Dakotah Kids Club," the signs read.