Winter doesn’;t have to be freezing and miserable. As Scandinavians, Vermonters, and ski enthusiasts have long known, watching the snow fall from inside a tricked-out cabin can be downright enjoyable. Lately architects have been veering away from the rustic wooden structures of yore, and moving toward glass-walled winter homes with views from all sides, irregularly-shaped cabins that blend into their surroundings, and even domes and treehouses. From high-design mobile huts in the mountains of Washington State to a decadent 11,000-square-foot ski chalet in the French Alps with a cinema and indoor pool, here are 15 of the most ingenious winter cabins.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015, by Rachel B. Doyle