Get the Look: Tropical Treehouse

Re-create the look of a tropical, Scandinavian-style accessory dwelling unit with these regional, national, and international makers

Photo by Alyssa Lee

Born from a shed-like garage, tucked beneath a tree canopy, and inspired by the clients’ love of plants and passion for gardening, this light-filled accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in South Minneapolis is a tropical, Scandinavian-style “treehouse”—and available to rent on Airbnb. An overhead skylight and a picture-frame window illuminate the compact kitchen, where designers squeezed a full-size refrigerator, strategically placed shelving and storage, and more into the ADU’s 550-square-foot design. Butcher block brings a natural touch of warmth into the space, while geometric patterned tile and simple wall art add a bout of personality.


Custom birch cabinetry, Marroquin Designs,


Peters Billiards,


Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Champagne Bronze, Delta Trinsic Collection,


3-Inch Bar Pull in Golden Champagne, Amerock,

Stove Top

20-inch Electric Range in Stainless Steel, Summit Appliance,


Geometric Encaustic Amantus Matte Porcelain Tile, Home Depot,

Wall Art

Derek Huber,

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