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Weekends with Whitney: Elaborate Tree House

2 years 1 month 3 weeks ago April 03, 2015 Apr 3, 2015 Friday, April 03 2015 April 03, 2015 8:53 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Whitney Vann

BATON ROUGE- If you've ever dreamed of having a tree house...this one just might be the one you've been imagining. It belongs to Raising Cane's founder, Todd Graves.

The national television show, "Tree House Masters" spent a month filming in Baton Rouge. News 2's Whitney Vann took a look inside the unique residence.

It's 1,200 square feet of pure fun, fantasy, and amazing features. Jordan Piazza, Raising Cane's business manager, says this has long been a dream for Todd and his wife.

"He always wanted one when he was younger," said Piazza. "Gwen wanted one as well, so they decided, 'Hey, we're going to do this,' and who better than to get the best."

The living room has its own bar, skylight, wrap around windows, air conditioning, heating, and even indoor plumbing. Builders and designers were given a budget of $200,000, and they made the most of it.

They also wanted to give it some Louisiana character. They combined old and new materials using reclaimed and recycled items where they could, especially with the wood. Some of it is even used from a house that was torn down in New Orleans.

Possibly the most unique feature of the house is the crow's nest, allowing people to sit 35-feet above the ground.

 

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