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November 29, 2012

The chill of winter is soon to set in. Thinking toward blustery days ahead, we've corralled a series of modern homes set amid snowy surroundings and with cozy interiors, ranging from a cabin built to withstand an alpine avalance to an upstate New York renovation with an all-glass wall.

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  The Strolz House nestles in the winter snow at the edge of the Austrian village of Lech. Large wooden shutters help protect the windows against avalanche damage.  Photo by Richard Powers.   This originally appeared in Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria.
    The Strolz House nestles in the winter snow at the edge of the Austrian village of Lech. Large wooden shutters help protect the windows against avalanche damage. Photo by Richard Powers.
    This originally appeared in Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria.
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  The red sofa in the living room is a 1960s piece originally owned by Strolz’s parents.  Photo by Richard Powers.   This originally appeared in Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria.
    The red sofa in the living room is a 1960s piece originally owned by Strolz’s parents. Photo by Richard Powers.
    This originally appeared in Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria.
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  In snowy Sweden, where pine planks and the democratic design incubator Ikea reign supreme, a local architect pays homage to his patrimony, making a small, slatty home feel like a rather big deal. The facade is punctured by a variety of differently sized windows: Those flush to the wall indicate the house’s public rooms, while the those for the private spaces are set back.  Photo by Pia Ulin.   This originally appeared in Knotty by Nature.
    In snowy Sweden, where pine planks and the democratic design incubator Ikea reign supreme, a local architect pays homage to his patrimony, making a small, slatty home feel like a rather big deal. The facade is punctured by a variety of differently sized windows: Those flush to the wall indicate the house’s public rooms, while the those for the private spaces are set back. Photo by Pia Ulin.
    This originally appeared in Knotty by Nature.
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  Architect Per Bornstein and his daughter Velma relax in the living room. The woodburning stove was a second-hand store find.  Photo by Pia Ulin.   This originally appeared in Knotty by Nature.
    Architect Per Bornstein and his daughter Velma relax in the living room. The woodburning stove was a second-hand store find. Photo by Pia Ulin.
    This originally appeared in Knotty by Nature.
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  North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism, shown here with a dusting of February snow.  Photo by Raimund Koch.   This originally appeared in A Northern Haven.
    North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism, shown here with a dusting of February snow. Photo by Raimund Koch.
    This originally appeared in A Northern Haven.
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  Looking from the kitchen out to the sea, one sees the simplicity of architect Christopher Campbell’s design. Whether the long balmy nights of August or the raging winter winds, little seems to alter the tranquility achieved inside Callahan and Hayes’s home. Read the full story here.  Photo by Raimund Koch.   This originally appeared in A Northern Haven.
    Looking from the kitchen out to the sea, one sees the simplicity of architect Christopher Campbell’s design. Whether the long balmy nights of August or the raging winter winds, little seems to alter the tranquility achieved inside Callahan and Hayes’s home. Read the full story here. Photo by Raimund Koch.
    This originally appeared in A Northern Haven.
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  The Floating Farmhouse’s semitransparent addition has a roofline that matches the pitch of the original 1820s farmhouse. A porch, tucked under the side eaves, is cantilevered over a stream that runs through the property.  Photo by Mark Mahaney.   This originally appeared in Hope Floats.
    The Floating Farmhouse’s semitransparent addition has a roofline that matches the pitch of the original 1820s farmhouse. A porch, tucked under the side eaves, is cantilevered over a stream that runs through the property. Photo by Mark Mahaney.
    This originally appeared in Hope Floats.
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  “The hope has been to combine archaic and modern elements in a way that would enhance the beauty of each by virtue of its contrast with the other," says resident Tom Givone of his renovation.  Photo by Mark Mahaney.   This originally appeared in Hope Floats.
    “The hope has been to combine archaic and modern elements in a way that would enhance the beauty of each by virtue of its contrast with the other," says resident Tom Givone of his renovation. Photo by Mark Mahaney.
    This originally appeared in Hope Floats.
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The Strolz House nestles in the winter snow at the edge of the Austrian village of Lech. Large wooden shutters help protect the windows against avalanche damage. Photo by Richard Powers.

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