31 Days of Cozy: Day 22

Photo by Audrey Hall


Location: Big Sky, Montana Cozy Factor: This interior of this Montana cabin expresses an intimate connection to its forest setting. The kitchen features a wealth of reclaimed and natural materials, including work counters of unfinished local stone, a raised countertop of reclaimed timber, and cabinetry repurposed from an antique green-painted hutch. Though the room looks like the interior of a traditional old cabin, the structure was in fact built with frame construction using engineered wood products and composite insulation; the sustainably harvested logs were ingeniously added afterward, along with such other finishes as reclaimed wood paneling and local stone. “It expresses the cultural heritage of a log cabin,” says Bozeman-based architect Dan Turvey, principal and owner of Dan Joseph Architects, “while having the highest energy efficiency imaginable.” Learn more here: http://www.mountainliving.com/article/perfecting-past