Love Shack

Robbinsville, North Carolina
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High up in the treetops with views for over thirty miles, the three story “Love Shack” is designed on a 600 square ft. print for minimal impact on the surrounding pristine forest. Located in Robbinsville, North Carolina this modern mountain cabin is surrounded by the iconic Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains, with incredible views of Lake Fontana. Surrounded by large stands of old growth trees, the site’s topography and high ridge location was very challenging to the architects on the project – Phil Kean and David Stone – of Phil Kean Designs Group. Skilled arborists were brought in to protect the Sycamore, Basswood, Oak and yellow Poplar trees and surrounding woodland. The owner, Ken LaRoe is a conservationist who wanted to preserve the nearby trees and create an energy-efficient house with a small carbon footprint.

Lift & Slide Door - Zola Thermo Clad

The modern cabin uses Zola European Windows and doors throughout the space. They chose the ultra energy-efficient Zola Thermo clad Windows, featuring tilt-turn windows and Lift & Slide Doors that open up on dual sides to a large balcony porch. The Zola Lift & Slide Doors open up into the great room, allowing for spectacular views of Lake Fontana and the iconic Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains beyond.

Zola Lift & Slide Door is an innovative solution for maximizing views using wide uninterrupted expanses of glass. These doors offer exceptionally high energy performance and superior operability. Available in the PanoramicView, Thermo Alu lines, Thermo Plus Clad, Thermo Clad, Thermo Wood and Thermo uPVC product lines.

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows

Lift & Slide Door - Zola Thermo Clad

The modern cabin uses Zola European Windows and doors throughout the space. They chose the ultra energy-efficient Zola Thermo clad Windows, featuring tilt-turn windows and Lift & Slide Doors that open up on dual sides to a large balcony porch. The Zola Lift & Slide Doors open up into the great room, allowing for spectacular views of Lake Fontana and the iconic Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains beyond.

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows

Lift & Slide Door - Zola Thermo Clad

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows

Lift & Slide Door - Zola Thermo Clad

Zola Lift & Slide Door is an innovative solution for maximizing views using wide uninterrupted expanses of glass. These doors offer exceptionally high energy performance and superior operability. Available in the PanoramicView, Thermo Alu lines, Thermo Plus Clad, Thermo Clad, Thermo Wood and Thermo uPVC product lines.

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows

Zola Tilt & Turn - Zola Thermo Clad

The modern cabin uses the ultra energy-efficient Zola Thermo clad Windows, featuring Tilt-Turn windows. Zola Tilt & Turn windows use only the finest German multi-point hardware sets available to ensure a smooth and effortless operation. These windows can both swing in and tilt in with a simple turn of the ergonomic handle. European designs often use Tilt & Turn windows for additional ventilation or access.

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows

Lift & Slide Door - Zola Thermo Clad

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows

Lift & Slide Door - Zola Thermo Clad

The modern cabin uses the ultra energy-efficient Zola Thermo clad Windows, featuring Lift & Slide Doors that open up on dual sides to a large balcony porch. The Zola Lift & Slide Doors open up into the great room, allowing for spectacular views of Lake Fontana and the iconic Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains beyond.

Zola Lift & Slide Door is an innovative solution for maximizing views using wide uninterrupted expanses of glass. These doors offer exceptionally high energy performance and superior operability. Available in the PanoramicView, Thermo Alu lines, Thermo Plus Clad, Thermo Clad, Thermo Wood and Thermo uPVC product lines.

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows

Zola Tilt & Turn - Zola Thermo Clad

The modern cabin uses the ultra energy-efficient Zola Thermo clad Windows, featuring Tilt-Turn windows. Zola Tilt & Turn windows use only the finest German multi-point hardware sets available to ensure a smooth and effortless operation. These windows can both swing in and tilt in with a simple turn of the ergonomic handle. European designs often use Tilt & Turn windows for additional ventilation or access.

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows

Elements such as solar design, triple pane Zola windows, energy efficient appliances, a rainwater catchment system that supplies all the water and healthier eco-friendly materials – repurposed bowling alley lanes for countertops and recycled wood used throughout – are just a few of the sustainable features incorporated into this innovative design approach. The overall goal was to keep the design footprint small, and the views grand. Covered with a metal panel system, it’s a rustic yet high tech cabin nestled in the woods for the 21st century.

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows

Elements such as solar design, triple pane Zola windows, energy efficient appliances, a rainwater catchment system that supplies all the water and healthier eco-friendly materials – repurposed bowling alley lanes for countertops and recycled wood used throughout – are just a few of the sustainable features incorporated into this innovative design approach. The overall goal was to keep the design footprint small, and the views grand. Covered with a metal panel system, it’s a rustic yet high tech cabin nestled in the woods for the 21st century.

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows

Elements such as solar design, triple pane Zola windows, energy efficient appliances, a rainwater catchment system that supplies all the water and healthier eco-friendly materials – repurposed bowling alley lanes for countertops and recycled wood used throughout – are just a few of the sustainable features incorporated into this innovative design approach.

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows

The overall goal was to keep the design footprint small, and the views grand. Covered with a metal panel system, it’s a rustic yet high tech cabin nestled in the woods for the 21st century.

Photo Courtesy of Zola Windows
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