A Tour of the Ann Bean Mansion

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They had played together as children, and when his father built the tree-house, she became a permanent fixture in his backyard. So many secrets can be shared by two ten-year-olds under gnarly branches and a canopy of oak leaves. But not two years later, the roughly hewn together pine boards became home to only one as she retreated to the girlhood of batting her eyelashes in her bedroom mirror.

Yet such a place never loosens its claim on those who have shared it. Twenty-four years and newly married, he brings her to the tower and asks if they might share some new secrets. Looking out over rooftops and church steeples, she begins to whisper...

The fourth floor tower boasts the best view from the house!  Relax on the king bed or in an overstuffed chair flanking the gas fireplace.

Soak in the double whirlpool tub, located beneath the tower and surrounded by natural light and heated marble floor. This two-level suite also offers a private bathroom and walk-in double shower with body jets. While this tree house has no tire swing, it does have a trap door...

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