This Split-View Mountain Lodge Is the Ultimate Ski Shack

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Somewhere hiding on a hillside northwest of Oslo, there's a magical little lodge. Well, at 1,400 square feet, this house designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter is actually a pretty decent-sized lodge. And, boy, is it pretty.

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With four bedrooms already and plans in place for a fifth, this split view mountain lodge is perfect for a family who wants bright but cozy common spaces and plenty of privacy at the same time.

The master bedroom and common area both open up into a gable-shaped wall of windows that look out onto the ski slopes.

The open-plan kitchen keeps things communal with a glass fiber reinforced concrete countertop that flows seamlessly into a two-sided fireplace.

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There's even a lofted space in the adjacent living and dining room that doubles as an extra space for guests to sleep.

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The architecture follows a Norwegian tradition of adapting to and blending into the landscape which gives the lodge a natural flow.

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The exterior is coated with a continuous skin of light-colored timber that will turn grey over time, while the interior features a smoother coating knot-free timber that leaves the whole place feeling bright and energetic.

It's hard not to believe that this would be a cheerful place to spend a ski vacation—or a summer hiking holiday.

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But alas, this lodge is not your lodge. It was built for a private family who should give themselves a pat on the back for picking the right architects. Meanwhile, however, you should feel free to steal ideas for your own Norwegian mountain home getaway. Or just fantasize. That's what I do. [ArchDaily]

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Images via Søren Harder Nielsen / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

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totally cool yes yes... However I don't get it, why to small rooms like this with a small space between? Wouldn't it cut down on outdoor surface area and be more efficient and last longer to have the two rooms just come together and have an interior only wall separate them?