Construction Diary: Two Friends Dream Up a Cabin-Like Home on a Tricky Lot Split by a Stream

Designer Lisa Carolla draws inspiration from Sea Ranch and Scandinavia as she fits a family home on a forested site in Asheville, North Carolina.
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Lisa Carolla laughs when she remembers how she and Megan Gielow became friends about two decades ago. "We both went to Syracuse for college, and basketball is a big deal there," Carolla says. "We’d camp out for tickets together in the snow, having the type of fun you can only have when you’re young."

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Kelly Dawson
Kelly Dawson is a writer in Los Angeles who has been contributing to Dwell's print and online publications since 2015. Follow her on Instagram @kellydawsonwrites.