The Hamptons might be an unlikely place to look for ski-town architecture, but this home by architect Jasmit Singh Rangr shows that sometimes mountain design works hundreds of miles away from the ski hill. Built for a Brooklyn-based family of five with three young children, the 6,000-square-foot house aims to be a modern spin on the often-replicated "cabin in the woods" motif. But don't expect any god-awful taxidermy, lincoln-log timber, or massive stone fireplaces; instead, this sleek five-bedroom house consists of two cantilevered boxes on top of a secluded hill. It may not be as traditional as an adorable stream-side cabin in Montana's Yellowstone Club, but Rangr's design keeps all the charm and outdoor features of cabin life while adding a bit of New York flair.
Ski country cabins are usually built with rough-hewn logs and styled with enough western kitsch to make a cowboy proud, but at its core a cabin need only be made of wood and located in a semi-remote, natural location.
Rangr's design certainly plays with expectations of cabin architecture, but many of the home's amenities seem straight out of the Aspen real estate playbook. There's Spanish cedar inside and out, and the living and dining spaces form a massive Great Room complete with fireplace, windows on both sides, and built-in storage cabinets. Upstairs, two master suites offer never-ending views of the forest outside, and the bathroom showers have exterior sliding doors to mimic the experience of showering in nature. The entire house is situated around an infinity pool that creates the illusion of swimming into the forest, much like this indoor pool in Park City. There's also a large screened porch containing an outdoor fireplace, and the property boasts a tennis court, and free-standing gym. The whole project cost $4.3 million to build, which puts it on par with many of the new contemporary ski chalets around North America.
Tell us Curbediverse, how do you think this "little cabin in the woods" competes with other contemporary mountain architecture?
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· Modern Cabin [Architizer]
· A 'Cabin' in the Hamptons [New York Times]
· Rangr Studio [Official Site]
· Is this the World's Most Perfect Cabin In The Woods? [Curbed Ski]
· Ten Sexy Ski Homes That Prove Modern is the Next Big Thing [Curbed Ski]
· A Look at the Six Major Styles of Ski Home [Curbed Ski]
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