This Charred-Cypress Cabin Is Ideal for Drinking In a Stunning Ozarks View

This Charred-Cypress Cabin Is Ideal for Drinking In a Stunning Ozarks View

By J. Michael Welton
Marlon Blackwell Architects’ U-shaped Tanglewood Cabin in Arkansas perfectly frames vistas through the treetops.

"It’s like an apple you took a bite of," says architect Marlon Blackwell, describing a cabin designed by his firm on a sloping bluff overlooking Beaver Lake in the Ozark Mountains. Its boxy shape has a section carved out of one side that creates a semi-enclosed porch where the views are best. "In a strange way, we made a cave in response to the forest," Marlon says, "a place for refuge."

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