A ski cabin located in Sugar Bowl, California encompasses everything one would expect from a cozy and rustic vacation home. It’s the gambrel barn house a lot of us think of as their dream home away from home. The cabin was built by Kelly and Abramson Architecture and its interior design is the work of studio Sally Ward.
The palette of materials used throughout the project includes an abundance of reclaimed barn wood which was used for the exterior siding of the house, the flooring, railings and exposed beams, in combination with a roof made of corrugated galvanized metal. These choices give the cabin a rustic and welcoming appearance.
The cabin has a gambrel roof which is common for rustic structures, especially barnsThe cabin is rustic, warm and cozy and also connected to its surroundings in a seamless mannerThe living room features a massive stone-clad fireplace which makes the whole space look and feel warm and cozyThe large beams are made of reclaimed wood and they add a lot of charm to the cabin as a wholeThere are various industrial-style elements spread throughout the cabin, including all the light fixtures
The interior design reveals a series of open and functional yet friendly spaces and a warm and inviting ambiance throughout the cabin. There’s a large living room with a big fireplace and comfy sofas, a spacious kitchen with a practical layout and a big farmhouse sink and six bedrooms, one of which is a loft space and two being kids’ rooms with bunk beds. There’s also a large outdoor deck with a fire pit and a water tank that’s actually a hot tub. There are industrial light fixtures throughout and massive wooden beams, some of which are actually decorative and designed to maintain a cohesive look and a cozy and rustic ambiance in all the different areas of the cabin.
The kitchen has a great layout and features open cabinets and a large farmhouse-style sinkAll the salvaged wood used throughout the cabin creates a strong sense of belonging and gives the rooms a lot of characterThe dining area is open and connected to the living room yet looks and feels like a separate, intimate areaSome of the exposed wooden beams are meant to be purely ornamentalThe cabin has six bedrooms in total, with different types of layouts, structures and designsThe ceiling beams and curved roofline give the bedroom a very cozy and comfortable lookTwo of the six bedrooms are meant to be kids’ rooms and have bunk bedsThe built-in bunk beds maximize the bedroom’s floor space and give it a playful feelThe rustic-industrial design extends into all the rooms of the cabin, including the bathrooms which look surprisingly inviting