BRECKENRIDGE — Since he was a kid, Ernie Schindler dreamed of building a treehouse. In June, he was able to make that dream a reality.
“It was always my childhood dream to build a treehouse in New Zealand,” Schindler said. “So I got 50% of it. I got the treehouse. It’s not New Zealand but it’s in Breckenridge, which some people might say, ‘Oh, we like that even better.’”
Schindler spent four and a half years designing and building the house, which he plans to use as a second home and short-term rental. What started as more of a traditional treehouse morphed into an “enchanted” home with spiraling staircases, twisted branches and a view of Quandary Peak.
“As I sat down with the architect and we started developing and developing and…