Revived lake house retreat in Iowa showcases playful pops of color

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Rehkamp Larson Architects is responsible for this revived lake house built in 1973, creating a playful place for family and friends to gather in Iowa. The existing low-pitched gable roofline remains but all else is transformed. Bright color is unabashedly embraced throughout, reflecting the homeowner’s energetic style. A new entry addition breaks the roofline and welcomes […]

Compact wooden shelter captures views over Seattle shoreline

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SHED Architects are responsible for the creation of this small wooden shelter that complements a larger home on the site, located in Seattle, Washington. To create harmony between the guest cabin and the main house, the architects focused on a design solution informed by restraint, material relationship, and attention to detail. This small black pine […]

Miner’s cabin transformed into modern ski retreat in the Rocky Mountains

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An 1880s miner’s cabin has been transformed into a modern ski retreat by Workshop/APD, located in Aspen, a beautiful ski resort town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. While keeping the historic structure intact, the architects designed a modern expansion that remains true to its original gable and cross-gable structure. The striking, contextually relevant contemporary […]

Timber-frame cabin provides cozy refuge in the woods of Washington

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This modest timber-frame cabin was designed by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, nestled on the shores of Dabob Bay on Hood Canal, Washington. The original cabin on the property was built in 1979, anchored to the ground on one end while protruding over the descending slope at the other. Inspired by the vernacular architecture of the Pacific Northwest, the […]

Charming rustic mountain cabin provides idyllic getaway in a pine forest

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Design-build firm Red Rock Contractors has designed this charming rustic mountain cabin as a retreat for a growing family, located in Heber-Overgaard, Navajo County, Arizona. Open spaces and durable yet beautiful materials were key ingredients that went into the design of this cabin for a young, active family. To that end, bespoke elements featuring tough materials are […]

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