A Little Idaho Cabin with a Great Big Surprise

Anyone who builds a house beside a lake wants to take full advantage of the view, but this Northern Idaho home, Chicken Point Cabin, by Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects, packs an incredible amount of “wow” into its small vantage point.

Here’s the twist: a 30 x 20-foot window-wall cranks open to connect the home’s sleek, contemporary interior with the gorgeous forest and lake outside. This very modern interpretation of a cabin uses unfussy, low-maintenance materials— concrete, steel and plywood—in an unfinished state so that they can gain a patina of age and gracefully blend with the natural environment. And with a wall that disappears with an easy turn of a crank, this is one lakeside home that really goes with the flow.

And here’s a peek at some other good-looking window-walls from the pages of Mountain Living!

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Categories: Contemporary Homes