Small Cabin Escape: Frank Lloyd Wright

At Wisconsin’s Mirror Lake Park, spend a day or two living in a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, one of the last buildings designed by the renowned architect.

The 880-square-foot Seth Peterson cottage charms guests with a view of the lake, a massive stone fireplace and Wright-designed furnishings. Since the cottage opened, it has received more than […]

A Guide to Rug Care

A handsome area rug can have a major impact on a room. Choose carefully, and your rug will set the tone for an entire space, bringing warmth and dimension through pattern, color and texture.
Photos courtesy of Kalaty Rug Corporation

Because of its influence on your room’s overall style, choosing an area rug is a big decision […]

Tree Columns in the Cabin

Go beyond structural posts or beams to add true rustic character and even whimsy with tree columns.

One of architecture’s more enduring challenges is gravity, that force that tugs at our buildings, particularly roofs, seeking to bring them to the center of the earth.

Architecture’s response has been the development of the column, and all of its […]

A Family Retreat Blends Cabin and Cottage Styles

A family getaway in northern Michigan gets the blending of cabin and cottage right.
Story by Nancy E. Oates
Photos courtesy the Cottage Company of Harbor Springs

Built: 2002 / Location: Harbor Springs, Mich. / Square feet: 1,700 / Bedrooms: 3 / Baths: 3
The night that third-generation builder Rob Mossburg and his friend, architect Rob Sears, first talked with Mossburg’s parents about […]

Classic 1963 A-Frame Cabin

Located in a sunny clearing, deep in a primordial redwood forest along the Russian River in California, this classic 1963 A-frame retreat typifies mid-century modern architecture. The lofty interior is made cozy by the use of rich wood and earth tones. Walls of glass look out to one of the most beautiful forests in northern […]

Snow-Covered Small Cabin

Behind drooping snow-covered boughs of large conifers, an old-fashioned Norwegian cabin waits for visitors to arrive and warm things up. It’s located in Hamarsæterhøgda, Ringsaker, Norway. Built in 1964, the cabin has electricity but no in-house water, and it’s used primarily as a winter cabin, since the area has excellent cross-country skiing conditions (a lot […]