Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGum Gee Lee and Poon Heung Lee stand in the doorway of the Jackson Street home where they've raised seven children and which they will soon be forced to leave. The family

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGum Gee Lee and Poon Heung Lee stand in the doorway of the Jackson Street home where they've raised seven children and which they will soon be forced to leave. The family

City cuts red tape to create more Faery housing

San Francisco kids and bloggers were sore with The City earlier this year after Recreation and Park Department employees removed a teeny-tiny treehouse door in Golden Gate Park that had become the newest and cutest tourist trap.

San Francisco claimed the small hinges holding the door were bad for the tree — and thus the red tape began. But now, five months later, the creators of this remarkable San Francisco fantasy have built a new treehouse door that meets The City's standards.

Tony Powell and his son, Rio, informed the Richmond Blog about the new door, which they are calling the Faery Sanctuary.

“This new one is more in compliance with the Rec & Parks code” Powell said on the blog. “They also wanted it to be a little more removed from the center of things.”

After San Francisco officials showed the duo exactly where they could place the door, which is not attached to a living tree, Powell, who works at a Richmond company that makes wood sealant for boats, and Rio crafted the new door just like the original, coating it in marine-grade varnish with a fairy-sized doorknob.

But to keep the mystery alive, Rio and his dad are remaining tight-lipped about where this new pee-wee pad is located.

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