Rustic Passive House, Barn And Sauna Tower Compound

Architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick created this eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an idiosyncratic wish list. The main house is constructed from structural insulated panels and clad in charred cedar. Connected to the main house by a narrow bridge, a three-story cedar tower with a sauna at its base recalls a tree... 
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Fairy-Tale-Like And Cozy Wooden Norwegian House

This luxurious Norway home with a black façade is 100% authentic and absolutely beautiful! Rustic interiors can boast of retro and Scandinavian touches, which make it perfect for spending winter holidays – it looks like a wooden home from a fairy-tale! Designers decided to keep the atmosphere and decorated the house with trunks, massive chandeliers,... 
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Modern Chalet With Wood-Clad Interiors And Touches Of Green

We got used to see rustic wood clad chalets but this gorgeous chalet by Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi in Rougemont, Switzerland isn’t a typical one. This isn’t just rustic, it’s a stylization done in a stylish and chic way. Although there’s a lot of wood in décor, it looks not rough but smooth and beautiful.... 
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Natural Vacation Escape Of Three Wooden Cabins

Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900 square feet. Working around the site’s unique topography, design-build firm GO Logic created each structure at varying elevations. Among the three pavilions are the standard comforts of any home: a kitchen, living space,... 
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Halbhaus: 17th Century Modest Alpine Chalet Makeover

Halbhaus is a 17th-century timber-frame Swiss chalet located in the historic Swiss mountain village of Andermatt. Halbhaus (‘half house’ in German) originally stood next to a house that was its mirror image, but was lost to a fire several decades ago. The heart of the house is a double-height kitchen and living area. Whitened wood... 
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Bachelor’s Tahoe Ski Retreat Wit Industrial Touches

Diverse and welcoming, the contemporary Tahoe Ski Retreat in Truckee, California, USA captured our attention with its many appealing design highlights. A large open-plan living and dining area serves as the social core of the retreat as it belongs to a bachelor who likes to invite a lot of friends. Stacked wood adjacent to the... 
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Chalet Forestier Open To The Surrounding Nature

The client’s requirements for a secondary residence in the Eastern townships of Quebec were modest; an easy-to-maintain residence with spaces largely open to the surrounding nature. A large volume composed of three programmatic subspaces – parent/living, loggia and children – requires its residents to step outside in spite of the harsh winter climate in order... 
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Stylish Modern Take On A Traditional Mountain Chalet

Znameni Ctyr Architekti created this adorable mountain chalet in the Czech Republic that combines traditional and modern details. The adapted staggered profile with angles outwards on both of its end walls protects the walls from rainwater. The house contains four storeys: two set into the sloping ground and two upstairs. Granite flagstones give the building... 
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Floating Cedar House On The Side Of Lake Huron

Named Floating House by MOS Architects, the two-storey building provides a summer residence on the Canadian side of Lake Huron. Thanks to its pontoon base, the house adapts to the changing water levels of the lake, which rise and fall throughout the year. Externally the building is clad in a rainscreen of cedar planks. Living... 
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