Inspire File :: Shudder to think...

I still find myself dreaming about a winter escape while the snow continues to fall in the upper midwest.  The house below illustrates another idea I've always toyed with- encasing an existing structure with a slotted secondary skin of sorts.  I love the idea of filtering views - both inside and out.  Great vault inspiration, too.  Maybe I can squeeze in a cable tie or two.  

Inspire File :: Rural Retreat

In the land of the "cabin," I dare not even use the word- it conjures terrible thoughts of golden oak, various wildlife references,  garage sale/hand-me-down furniture, and a musty smell in the air.  

I know it doesn't have to be that way- lately there have been many a daydream about a clean modern space surrounded by forrest.  I picture floor to ceiling windows to leave open in the summer, and watch the snow in the winter.  Stress free living and social spaces shrouded in natural undyed fibers and hardwoods.  

Here's several images that peaked my interest and I'll be adding to my Rural Retreat Inspiration folder.  

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