Embodying the character of a traditional cabin within a modern framework, the Big Cabin | Little Cabin is a magnificent retreat, perched 10,000 feet up, on a rocky cliff overlooking Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo mountains.

With gabled roofs and rustic materials, such as the exterior cedar siding (stained dark to blend with the surrounding forest) and the plywood interior, the spacious dwelling recalls the area’s early vernacular buildings, while large glass panels connect the occupants to the remarkable landscape beyond.

To keep energy consumption minimal, the cabin has some clever features, including highly-efficient boiler & wood burning stove, radiant floor tubing set in a concrete slab, low-e glass windows, and an array of solar panels providing electricity.

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