Studio Retreat by workshop/apd
Everyone’s idea of a perfect place to escape is different, but for us, a secluded cabin somewhere with lots of warm woods and clean lines (as well as a quiet place to write) is way up on our “where to go next” list. Of course, not everyone has the ability to purchase or rent a fabulous, out-of-the-way, modern cabin somewhere hidden and exotic. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t get lots of inspiration from those who do. We went straight to Architizer to search for cabins that meld perfectly the traditional idea of small, tucked away and covered in wood accents with streamlined, eco-friendly and modern. We found five that we are wishing were ours (or at the very least rentable at a really affordable nightly rate). Check out these interiors for ideas on how to blend wood with wood (and more wood), how to keep interiors clean, clutter-free and perfect for relaxation and how to redefine the word “cabin.”
1) Studio Retreat by workshop/apd This tiny 300 square foot backyard studio in Chappaqua, New York may not be located farwaway from the main residence, but proves you don't need a lot of space or to travel far away to find a little modern escape.
2) Vashon Island Cabin by Vandeventer + Carlander Architects Located in Vashon, Washington (commonly referred to as Vashon Island), this cabin is a bit on the larger side, but is still compact, efficient, warm, woodsy and modern.
3) Cabañas Morerava by AATA ARQUITECTOS Four cottages, 646 square feet each, feature a unique design, eco-friendly elements like rainwater collection and a simple style that doesn't detract from the local landscape.
3) A Cabin in a Loft by Terri Chiao A lovely architecture addition to a loft in Brooklyn that's been making its way around the blogosphere, we simply had to include it because it's evidence you not only don't have to go far away to enjoy the escape of a cabin — you don't even have to leave your house!
What's your idea of a perfect, modern cabin retreat?
Images: via Architizer