Chalet style house plans make perfect rustic getaway homes, with forms and features inspired by Alpine architecture.
Two-story plans (often on raised foundations) rise above heavy snows, topped by steep gable roofs to shed the snow and ice. Wood siding, decorative woodwork, and stone and timber accents lend earthy charm. Chalet designs are typically rectangular in plan, with open layouts made cozy by stone hearths. Broad galleries often provide outdoor living space on both levels.