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Chicken Point Cabin

The name sounds like something out of The Dukes of Hazzard, but make no mistake: there's nothing kitschy about Chicken Point Cabin. Created by the minimalist wizards at Olson Kundig, this rectangular getaway employs a huge hand-cranked 20' x 30' window wall to open the living space to the lake in Northern Idaho on which it sits. The home is approach both from the water and the road, with a 19-foot steel door offering access on the forest side. Inside, there's a master suite in the plywood loft above the main living area, extra bedrooms on either side, and exposed blocks, beams, and supports that give the space a industrial feel that contrasts with the surrounding wilderness.

Photos: Olson Kundig