Whether you're building in the
near the water
by the lake or ocean, a cabin feels perfectly relaxed and simple. Of course, cabins come in all sizes and a variety of styles, from classic
with steeply pitched roofs (the better for shedding snow) to cozy
that look plucked straight from the Alps. Either way, the priority is on relaxation and comfort. That means a fireplace to warm up next to on chilly nights, big windows for capturing the view, and (often) an
open floor plan
that encourages everyone to hang out together. Some of the homes in this collection feature classic log cabin exteriors.