Monday, October 22, 2012

A Norwegian Hillside Cabin

It's getting to be that time of year when I start dreaming of the perfect ski house. We've bought season's passes for the local ski area, the gear catalogs are arriving, and the night air has that certain smell. I just want to experience it all in a mountainside house.

This renovated Norwegian cabin has a great mix of modern and traditional elements. Situated on a hill, the house's strategically placed glass 'walls' take advantage of long-range views. Spare, light, and having a supply of Icelandic sheepskins to cozy up with, I can see this making the winter here seem a little less like an endurance test - which it does at times - and more like a long season to be savored .








From an article by Kari Osvold in Interiør Magasinet, photography by Mona Gundersen.

20 comments:

  1. those cabinet pulls....leather? Brilliant

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  2. So beautiful!! It would make even me love the winter weather and skiing! That painted black chest is too die for and the sheepskin benches are fabulous! I would love to be there for a week! Maybe a month! I grew up in Denver for a while so I'm a little gun shy of the snow! I remember it all too well! And I'm the world's worst skier! I wish I could ski gracefully and enjoy it! No matter, this house was fabulous! Hope you are doing well! Thanks for your sweet comments earlier!

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how it is a more modern version of a log cabin, but it still has that warm, cozy, feel...

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  4. yes please! sign me up. I'll gladly stay in this cabin retreat. love the mix of modern and rustic. also love the pillows that add little accents of fur. this place is lovely!

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  5. Its a love for me. Wow its so sophisticated yet warm, inviting and oozy...all the elements of a great ski house. I swear I just might not leave if this were mine! Beautiful, it could make long winters more than bareable!

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  6. Wow. I don't think I would ski here. I would just sit inside all day drinking wine (or hot chocolate), under a blanket, reading shelter magazines and thinking how happy I am to be there. :)
    Terri

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  7. Normally that much wood panelling would make me feel claustrophobic but this cottage manages to feel light and airy and warm at the same time. A clever combination of minimilist and cozy. I would happily spend a holiday here. x Sharon

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  8. Wonder what kind of wood it is--really beautiful!! Leslie

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  9. I looove the leather handholds in the kitchen!

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  10. The perfect place to visit. Would love to have a cabin like this.

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  11. This is an amazing cabin Phyllis!
    I love everything about it!
    I too have been dreaming of a cozy cottage of late...must be that certain something in the air right now!
    Have a great rest of the week!
    Donna

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  12. Phyllis,
    I love the gray of the woods used in the ceiling and floor. What an inviting home, love the dog! I just spent last weekend in our local mountains, no snow yet but I adore the season as it gets colder.
    Karen at Garden, Home and Party

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  13. So cool! I love the mix of old and new. And the contrast: warmth inside and cold outside.
    xoxo
    Loi

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  14. Phyllis,
    I married a ski racer and this is year number 8 that we will trek to the same mountain and while we rent for the Winter ski season, I could see my own ski house looking just like that one....I have a pinterest board for my ski house inspiration.....
    I love all the seasons, but having had the time to sharpen my skiing and learning to wax skiis is something of a cultish club.
    pve

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  15. Terrible at skiing but LOVE the paint color in the kitchen!

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  16. Phyllis I can't keep up! I have a chandelier earmarked for our home as per your suggestions...and now, I need to re-decorate our chalet;) Or, maybe just purge the stuff! My favourite item on display (that I will never toss) are a pair of small wooden skiis that were my mother's first pair used growing up in Quebec:)

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  17. Gorgeous Phyllis, You would have a real problem getting me to remove my posterior from those sofas infront of that fire with those stunning views.I love that Norwegian Yak hiding under the dining table:)

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  18. Every piece of furniture was made into art.

    I'm smelling a good scotch in some of those pics.

    Garden & Be Well, XO T

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  19. Those floors and ceilings are magnificent! The color of the kitchen cabinets...just lovely.
    Monica

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  20. This is just wonderful... The perfect settings: wood, fur and glass = sexy!

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