To live in a wooden tree house evokes childhood dreams. With balconies and decks overlooking tropical palms, moss covered oaks, mangroves, and sometimes water, The Landings treehouses are the ultimate refuge. High up, there is no one around but the birds and the wind in the branches. An occasional feature of myths and fairy tales, the idea of living in a tree must spring from some ancient longing. The 76 gray, wood townhouses are multi-leveled and designed to be part of the natural environment. Some have a tree in the middle of a deck, or altered architecture to accommodate what was here first. Ten of the units on the boardwalk border mangroves and have spectacular views of Roberts Bay. They are built on Indian shell middens so the feeling of connection with the past is ever present. The landscaping of the treehouses consists of mostly native plants and gives the impression of dwellings nestled in a jungle. The homes range in size from approximately 1900 to 2300 square feet. They have 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. There are decks off each bedroom and a large deck in the back, some screened in, some open. The original treehouse plan had open porches in front. Many owners have enclosed these spaces. Over the years some dramatic renovations have taken place and the interiors are quite individualized. The treehouse feeling of solitude and connection with nature has been maintained even with close neighbors; the best of both worlds.