With cabin-style chinked logs on the outside, the interior shifts to a rustic cottage style with a surprisingly refined finish.
When one thinks of a vacation home, either a lakeside or seaside cottage or a mountain log cabin usually comes to mind. This clever home blends the two. Logs—the most available mountain material—were chosen for the structure. In the absence of a nearby sawmill, logs can be cut and shaped with hand tools. While rustic and cozy, log walls can make a cabin dark.
To avoid the dark cabin look, a cottage approach was taken to the architecture and design of the interior, resulting in a light-filled, cheerful retreat. The timber-frame construction supports the structure without interior walls, making possible a large open great room with plenty of light. The children’s and family rooms are situated in a partial loft and are connected by an open walkway, a design which opens up space for a row of clerestory windows that illuminate the entire home with soft, natural light.