Oregon Lookout Tower & Treehouse

Oregon Lookout Tower & Treehouse
Sandy, OR2,592 Sq. Ft.

Project Summary:

Located in Sandy, Oregon, this custom lookout tower and treehouse is one of the most unique projects completed by the DC team. Designed and fabricated by us and constructed by our parent company, DC Builders, this heavy timber structure features a towering design that offers stunning views of Mt. Hood and the surrounding forest.

At over 56 feet high, this project takes inspiration from fire lookout towers across the state while maintaining a luxurious and modern appearance that’s anything but standard. Climbing a series of heavy timber stairs, you’ll reach an inviting third-level living space with a modern kitchenette, great room, bunk beds, and a wrap-around deck. From its elevated 40-foot perch, guests can enjoy pristine views inside the enclosed 577 sq. ft. room or outside on the spacious cedar deck.

With its combination of steel beams and bracing systems, oversized Douglas fir framing components, and timber frame joinery, this custom build provides an incredibly robust foundation for our client’s dream ADU. Adding a heavy timber roof upgrade to their design, our clients created a warm and cozy interior that complements their region and speaks to the beauty of Oregon’s unmatched timbers.

General Overview:


  • 2,592 SQ. FT. Total
  • 577 SQ. FT. Conditioned
  • 602 SQ. FT. Deck
  • 600 SQ. FT. Second Level
  • 814 SQ. FT. Ground Level


  • Modern Kitchenette
  • Custom Bunk Beds
  • Open-Concept Living Space
  • Wrap-Around Deck
  • Full Bathroom


  • Steel Bracing System and Reinforcements
  • Oversized Douglas Fir Timbers
  • Heavy Timber Exterior Stairs
  • Heavy Timber Roof Upgrade
  • Tongue & Groove Ceilings

Custom Features:

This custom lookout tower and treehouse project in Sandy, Oregon, boasts a laundry list of unique features that add to its undeniable charm and intrigue. With its premium heavy timbers, steel rods and beams, and traditional timber frame joinery, this three-story structure features an exceptionally durable, weather-resistant base that marries utility with aesthetics. Of the dozens of custom details included in this design, perhaps the most unique is the inclusion of custom bunk beds, which the DC Builders team designed and fabricated exclusively for these clients. Additionally, our clients implemented several upgrades to make this structure wholly their own, including cedar decking on the second and third levels, a heavy timber roof upgrade, tongue and groove ceilings, and a plethora of windows that offer an incredible bird’s-eye view of the surrounding landscape.

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