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Ketchum Cabin Retreat

This cabin retreat is tucked at the base of the Bald Mountain ski resort making it a coveted vacation home. The resort town of Ketchum, Idaho, has manicured charm with boutique storefronts, eateries, museums with local artists, and an outdoor music pavilion. Sun Valley is a hub where culture and outdoor excursions collide. Year-round recreation can be found in the mountains of Ketchum with skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, and more. This ideal location proves to be a mountain paradise, fit for both the adventurous at heart and those seeking solitude.

This Ketchum cabin retreat is a modern take of the conventional cabin with clean roof lines, large expanses of glass, and tiered living spaces. The board-form concrete exterior, charred cypress wood siding, and steel panels work harmoniously together. The natural elements of the home soften the hard lines, allowing it to submerge into its surroundings. The living, dining, and kitchen opt for views rather than walls. The living room is encircled by three, 16’ lift and slide doors, creating a room that feels comfortable sitting amongst the trees. Because of this the love and appreciation for the location are felt throughout the main floor. The emphasis on larger-than-life views is continued into the main sweet with a door for a quick escape to the wrap-around two-story deck.

The Glo A5 triple-pane windows and doors were utilized for their advanced performance capabilities. Year-round comfort is achieved by the thermally-broken aluminum frame, low iron glass, multiple air seals, and argon-filled glazing. Advanced thermal technology was pivotal for the home’s design considering the amount of glazing that is used throughout the home. The windows and multiple 16’ sliding doors are one of the main features of the home’s design, focusing heavily on the beauty of Idaho. The doors also allow easy access to the deck, creating an eagle-eye view of the Valley.