Named Nahahum after the canyon in which it resides, this Balance Associates design is a two-story cabin built north of Cashmere, Washington. The all-year cabin is fixed to the slope with concrete retaining walls and is rustically clad with a mix of wood and metal. Outside, the patio is paved and furnished and semi-protected by a protruding rooftop. The interior connects to this transitional space through sliding doors adjacent to the living and dining room. Opposite the open-air setup is a sizable fireplace, promising many nights of warmth. The rooms themselves are likewise cozy with wood-lined floors and ceilings, full-height glazing, and dark floors for a polished finish. On the ground floor, the home includes a living room, dining room, and kitchen, plus a partial bathroom and a utility closet. On the upper level, there is a master suite, a guest bedroom and bathroom, a study, and a lofted hallway overlooking the living room and claiming prime views of the surrounding wilderness. Photography by Steve Keating Photography.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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