The hike to Cecret Lake through the wildflowers of Albion Basin above Alta is one of summer’s absolute delights. What could be more wonderful? Perhaps having a sturdy modern cabin by the trail with windows poised to take in the glorious views of the granite monoliths and pine forest of the high Wasatch, as well as a ski home in the winter. Rebuilding on the footprint of an earlier Albion Basin cabin, the resulting home is sculptural on the site but rugged enough for the challenging snowy winters.

Photography by Scot Zimmerman

Designed by Think Architecture with interiors by K Rocke Design, the interiors are intended for comfort, relaxation, and enjoyment of the spectacular setting. With a small footprint, the higher ceilings offer an increased spaciousness. The main floor is an open plan for greater
efficiency in using the smaller space that also allows for unobstructed views. The doors to the patio fold back to unify the living area with the outdoor seating. Note the substantial black beams structurally necessary for the snow load.


Looking the reverse direction is the kitchen and dining area. The furnishings are flexible to manage larger groups, which is a consideration for cabins and family get-togethers.

Photography by Scot Zimmerman

The cabinet design takes advantage of the height of the room for additional storage. The clean look is accomplished through careful attention to lines in the design and the grains of the wood, as well as opting for no hardware.

Photography by Scot Zimmerman

The primary suite is on the main floor with high ceilings. To make the room cozier, the wallpaper goes partly up, stopping at the windows.

Photography by Scot Zimmerman

The upstairs bathroom features a combined steam room and shower.

Photography by Scot Zimmerman

Downstairs, a sectional by the fireplace offers another comfortable place to stretch out and relax. Considerable storage is concealed behind the far wall: lockers and rows of bins for hats, gloves, and equipment. The artful pegs are intended to hang coats.

Two rows of triple bunks assure friends and cousins have a fun place to stay. There are two other bedrooms on the lower level, as well.

Photography by Scot Zimmerman

This was a fun photo shoot in a gorgeous location, as this picture of the interior design team can attest. Who can resist giggling on a swing?


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