Looking like two A-frames fused together, this large, tri-level home makes an attractive vacation retreat for family and friends. Its vaulted and richly windowed living room soars to two stories high and flows into the dining room and kitchen. The vaulted owners' suite is on the second level, while a cozy loft is above.
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Cascade vacation home has 16 skylights
Artificial light will rarely be necessary during daylight hours in the Chalet-style Cascade. This modified A-frame vacation home boasts a grand total of 16 skylights and is rich in windows as well.
While all of the rooms are bright, the vaulted living room clearly wins the prize. In addition to the eight skylights in the high, exposed-beam ceiling, this room has two floor-to-ceiling glass doors and four equally large windows. Four smaller custom windows flank the fireplace.
Honors for second-brightest area are split between the owners' suite and the combination kitchen/dining room. The owners' suite has another eight skylights in its vaulted ceiling. Diamond-shaped windows, nestled under the peak of the roof at opposite ends of the room, add still more light. The sleeping area has an eye-level window, for enjoying the scenery, and a glass door that opens onto a private balcony.
Built as a loft, the owners' suite is open to the living room below and is unique in having an 11-by-10-foot upper loft that overlooks the sleeping area. Other amenities include a private bathroom and walk-in closet.
Tall windows brighten the kitchen/dining area on two sides. A set of doors opens onto a large deck. Another set of windows, over the sink, allows full appreciation of the outdoor setting. A range and oven, built into the eating bar, and a wet bar in the dining room, make food service convenient.
Two bedrooms, a small utility room and a bathroom complete the Cascade's ground floor. The steep metal roof shrugs off snow with ease.