Alpine Noir Chalet Influenced By Amsterdarm Homes

This Alpine Noir chalet was done with an influence of Dutch homes as the owners lived there for several years

This Alpine Noir chalet was done with an influence of Dutch homes as the owners lived there for several years

This is a small, modern-style cabin that requires minimal maintenance, that was a request from the owners, a family with two young children. The project was fulfilled by Keystone Architecture, which designed the building, and Casework, which oversaw the interiors. A source of inspiration for the design was the city of Amsterdam, where the family lived for several years.

Surrounded by towering pine trees, the three-storey cabin has a tall, slender form that is evocative of Amsterdam’s historic canal houses. A sloped roof sheds snow while also giving the building a distinctive appearance. The slanted line of the roof is repeated in other exterior elements, such as the shape of windows and the angle of a porch awning. A custom black paint was used to give the cabin’s wooden facades a slightly faded appearance. In contrast to the dark cladding, white-washed cedar was used for the porch walls.

Encompassing 2,430 square feet (226 square metres), the cabin was designed so that every space responds to a specific need. Because heavy snowfall can cover up windows on lower floors, the team opted for a reverse floor plan, with the main living space located on the top floor.

The open-plan public area has white walls, black window frames and light-toned wooden flooring. In the kitchen, a monochrome palette was employed. Black cabinetry is paired with white wall tiles, and a black dining table is surrounded by light grey chairs. In the living room, the team incorporated moments of colour and pattern to add warmth and character. A central feature is an Ikea sectional, with a floral pattern derived from a 17th-century painting by Dutch artist Jan-Davidsz de Heem.

The cabin’s two bedrooms have an aesthetic similar to the public area, with black-and-white elements paired with exuberant accents. The home’s entryway – which features a custom bench, wooden crates and rubber flooring – was designed to manage ski equipment and other outdoor gear.

The dining room and kitchen space is done in a monochromatic color scheme, it's black and white

The dining room and kitchen space is done in a monochromatic color scheme, it's black and white

This space seamlessly flow in the living room with a black fireplace, a moody floral sofa and a fur ottoman

This space seamlessly flow in the living room with a black fireplace, a moody floral sofa and a fur ottoman

This is a cozy attic space with graphic touches and much light coming from outside

This is a cozy attic space with graphic touches and much light coming from outside

The master bedroom is done with touches of black for more drama and a bed with floating nightstands

The master bedroom is done with touches of black for more drama and a bed with floating nightstands

The kids' room features a bunk bed with lots of colorful pillows

The kids' room features a bunk bed with lots of colorful pillows

The porch is clad with light-colored pine and there's a catchy pendant chair

The porch is clad with light-colored pine and there's a catchy pendant chair

Source: dezeen