|The front of the tree house, from the Lawyers' yard.|
Beaver Run is visible in the background.
They lived in the house at the end of the block for a good long time. There is still evidence of wonderful summer parties there in the house - the current owners will take you for a walk down in the basement where many a guest signed in. Times were good in the summer in the Pines!
Some time after the couple retired to the neighborhood, their first house became too difficult to live in. They owned the lots next door, so they built an easy 60's era ranch over there. It's actually a two-story home built into the hillside, so the basement opens to the yard in the back, while the main entry is at ground level in the front.
|The view of the tree house from Hawksbill Cabin, |
across the hollow.
I can imagine summer nights out there with friends, enjoying a cookout dinner and playing cards into the night. In the spring, the serenade of the peeper frogs would be absolutely amazing, and in the summer, the fireflies would be such a treat. Combine that with an unobstructed view of Big Meadow Mountain in Shenandoah National Park and you wouldn't have much to complain about.