Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs

December 3, 2019 by  
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Blending contemporary design with natural materials, Washington-based residential architecture firm Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture completed a stunning timber home that feels like an extension of its alpine forest environment. Created for a homeowner who wanted a residence that echoed the tranquility of its mountain surroundings, the aptly named Cedar Haven was built mainly from timber and stone — much of which was reclaimed from the site itself. Several salvaged logs and other found objects from the surroundings were deliberately left in their natural state to emphasize the organic beauty of the design. Located on a site where a previous log home once stood, Cedar Haven was created in response to the client’s desire for a more contemporary house that still exuded the warm, rustic feel of a traditional log cabin . The result is a stunning, custom home that features a dramatic, light-filled great room with a massive stone fireplace, a sculptural spiral staircase and custom, handcrafted details throughout. The natural materials palette and large windows — particularly those in the double-height great room — blur the boundary between indoors and out. Related: A traditional log cabin in Colorado is the perfect winter wonderland retreat “The Cedar Haven project draws inspiration from the surrounding natural beauty,” the architects explained in a project statement. “Inside, vertical lines and artful asymmetry mimic the forest outside the soaring great room window. A staircase of spiraling posts echoes a grove of trees , and a colorful petrified stump captures the attention of all who enter.” In addition to the petrified stump, reclaimed wood is used for statement design pieces in the home. Cedar trunks act as eye-catching pillars inside and outside of the house, while a twisted tree trunk frames one of the three stone fireplaces. Reclaimed stones were also used to build the fireplaces and chimneys. + Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture Photography by Benjamin Benschneider via Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture

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A traditional log cabin in Colorado is the perfect winter wonderland retreat

November 21, 2018 by  
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The cold winter months are almost upon us and what better way to enjoy a snowy vacation than staying in a beautiful log cabin tucked into a winter wonderland? Located in Durango, Colorado, Bear Hollow Cabin is a traditional log cabin that offers guests a cold weather getaway including a roaring fireplace and private outdoor hot tub. The beautiful cabin has everything needed to provide a serene winter escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Secluded deep into the Rockies, the log cabin is surrounded by a dense forest, but it is just three miles from the nearest ski resort. Related: Super-insulated modern log cabin withstands frigid Finnish winters in style The two-story structure, made out of thick log walls, has been recently updated, but it still retains a traditional mountain getaway vibe. Built into a sloped landscape, the cabin offers stunning views of the evergreen forest and aspen trees, which can be best appreciated from the private hot tub located on the large deck. The interior is homey and spacious with two living areas, three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. The main living space is an open layout that includes a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. There is another small living area downstairs designed for quiet reading time or game night. A wood-burning stove warms the interior on chilly nights. To take advantage of the incredible surroundings, the large wrap-around deck is perfect for dining al fresco. For activities, the area around Durango is full of options. Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the many hiking trails, and nearby Electra Lake has excellent fishing. For wintertime fun, there is a nearby ski resort, which offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Of course, after a long day of activities, guests to the cabin can enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub or beside a toasty fire. + Bear Hollow Cabin Images via Vacasa

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The remote Blacktail Cabin offers a convenient escape in Montana

November 12, 2018 by  
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If you dream of escaping the hustle of daily life at a remote cabin in the woods, the Blacktail Cabin might just be your ideal getaway. Situated along the shore of Flathead Lake in Montana , the Blacktail Cabin offers guests a home base amidst an array of outdoor activities. During the summer months, frolic in the lake with an afternoon of swimming, paddling or fishing. In the winter, head up to the nearby Blacktail Mountain Ski Area for some skiing or snowboarding. However you decide to spend your day, your rental provides for your needs upon your return. Create a rustic or modern meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax in front of the floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace , or warm up next to the wood-burning stove in the dining room. Related: This geometric cabin in Slovenia is a perfect romantic getaway for nature-lovers The cabin decor emulates the relaxing vibe of a ski lodge with wood peaked ceilings, ample windows inviting in natural light and comfy leather furniture. The home furnishings are rustic with a hand-carved appeal. Four wooden stools line the breakfast bar, while the dining room hosts a knotted wood table with six chairs. Each of the three beds welcome guests with carved-wood frames and nature-themed linens. There’s no need to worry about leaving anyone behind, as there is sleeping room for six and acceptance of your four-legged friends (for an additional fee). While you might feel a million miles from civilization, the cabin is only a few minutes from town, making for a quick trip to the Tamarack Brewing Company for dinner or a dash to the grocery store for breakfast supplies. All in all, Blacktail Cabin is comfortable, impeccably clean, spacious, relaxing and stocked with amenities. But the best part of the vacation home is, of course, the gorgeous surrounding nature that welcomes visitors to their own secluded paradise. + Blacktail Cabin Images via Vacasa

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Architect Jim Olson spent 55 years renovating this breathtaking Puget Sound cabin

April 5, 2017 by  
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It would be safe to say that architect Jim Olson from Olson Kundig Architects is an incredibly patient man. In a world where architects strive to build skyscapers at record-breaking speed , the award-winning architect took his time with the construction of his own lake house, as in 55 years. Olson began to build the cabin, located in Longbranch, Washington, in 1959. What began as a mere 14-square-foot bunk house has been patiently and lovingly transformed over the years into a breathtaking lake-side cabin . Starting the cabin construction when he was just 18-years-old, Olson has worked on the structure for decades, always adding new features to the design. However, the word “renovation” doesn’t adequately describe the cabin’s decades-long transformation; rather it was a creative layering process that always incorporated the cabin’s past features into its more modern present. Related: Enproyecto Arquitectura’s Spanish Coastal Stone Cabin Holds More Than a Few Surprises Details hidden among the modest cabin mark each remodeling stage, architecturally revealing the cabin’s design history. Distinct textures and color schemes make up the impressive living space which lies under the exposed glulam beams. Steel columns mark the living space divisions and impressive floor-to-ceiling windows allow for incredible full-frame views of the Puget Sound. In addition to the architect’s sophisticated design features, there are various signs of Olson’s love of nature within the home. Fir flooring extends throughout the living room onto the exterior deck, seamlessly connecting the interior with the exterior. The outdoor deck was also built around three large trees that grew up during the long construction period. Olson wanted to make sure that they were able to continue to grow uninterrupted no matter what new construction may come to the house. + Olson Kundig Architects Via Gessato Images via Olson Kundig Architects  

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This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

May 6, 2015 by  
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Nickisch Sano Walder Architekten Casts a Tiny Concrete House from an Old Log Cabin

June 27, 2014 by  
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Twitter to Install 19th Century Log Cabins in its San Francisco Headquarters

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Employees at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters will soon have a chance to tap their creativity inside repurposed 19th century log cabins. The tech company has made a plan to install two homesteader cabins salvaged from historic ranches in Montana. The cabins will be installed in an open area in the headquarters, and they’ll serve as a creativity-inducing dining area. Read the rest of Twitter to Install 19th Century Log Cabins in its San Francisco Headquarters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , log cabin , office cabins , Recycled Materials , repurposed barns , salvaged barns , salvaged wood , silicon valley , sustainable design , twitter , Twitter headquarters , twitter log cabins , twitter san francisco        

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Unmanned Solar-Powered Drone Could Survey Alien Worlds for an Entire Year

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Global aerospace and defense technology company  Northrop Grumman is confident that it already has the technology to build an unmanned inflatable aircraft that could explore other worlds. The company announced plans to build a drone that would take advantage of the fierce winds and intense sunlight found on our neighboring planet Venus . Solar panels, heat conversion technology, and the ability to glide would enable the drone to explore for up to a year unaided. Read the rest of Unmanned Solar-Powered Drone Could Survey Alien Worlds for an Entire Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Northrop Grumman , radioactive decay of plutonium-238 , solar-powered space drone , space glider , unmanned VAMP drone , Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform , Venus atmospheric survey        

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True North Log Homes Unveils a New Wall System That Doesn’t Leak Air

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Log homes are much beloved for their nostalgic appeal but one downside is that they typically form leaks between the timbers. Luckily,  True North Log Homes has come up with a couple of nice tricks to keep their logs homes from coming apart at the seams and avoid the issue and cost of chinking every year. The walls are literality pushed down and springs squeeze the gasketed logs together for the life of the home. The environmental impact of the relative energy savings of these log walls is complemented by the fact that the wood is all FSC-certified, reducing the home’s impact. Read the rest of True North Log Homes Unveils a New Wall System That Doesn’t Leak Air Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airtight home , eco design , FSC , green design , log cabin , Log homes , log house , log Lock , log wall air leak , log wall system , sustainable design , Sustainable log home , true north , True North Log Homes

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