Vacation Home Brings Modern Style to Alaska Setting

This modern house, with its rustic influences, makes for a unique Alaskan vacation home. Designer Nicholas Moriarty brought the outdoors in through the home's many windows and carefully chosen furnishings and decor, creating an organic -- and welcoming -- feeling throughout.
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June 30, 2015

Photo By: Nicholas Moriarty

Modern Alaskan Cabin Boasts Soaring Windows

With sharp, angular lines and soaring windows, this Alaskan vacation home is no ordinary cabin. The house's modern design allows for gorgeous views, making it an ideal destination for relaxation.

Staircase at Heart of Alaskan Home

A wood-and-metal staircase winds through three levels of this treehouse-inspired vacation retreat. Natural, earthy materials connect the house to its woodsy Alaska setting.

Modern Wood-and-Metal Staircase Anchors Center of Home

An eye-catching staircase anchors the center of this open, modern home. Natural materials and a neutral color palette flow throughout the house, making the space feel unified.

Modern Cabin Features Open Stairs & Streamlined Kitchen

An open floor plan and open stairway allow this modern cabin to feel cohesive. The kitchen's custom concrete countertops have a waterfall edge and a low profile, allowing users to enjoy the wooded Alaskan views from different spots in the home.

Modern Neutral Kitchen With White Oak Cabinetry

Quarter-sawn white oak lends this kitchen an updated modern-day cabin feel. Tall banks of cabinets bookend the room and provide ample yet understated storage, and concrete countertops add a touch of rusticity.

Neutral Modern Kitchen Boasts White Oak Cabinetry

An open stairway with cable railing allows a clear view of the kitchen from various spots in this Alaskan home. Quarter-sawn white oak gives the space an updated modern-day cabin feel.

Nature-Inspired Living Room With Neutral Sectional

A neutral color palette and casual, cozy materials soften this rustic living room. Large windows offer gorgeous views of the Alaskan landscape, making the room feel at one with nature.

Modern Cabin Living Room Nestled in the Trees

The loft-like living space in this Alaska vacation retreat is at home among the treetops and, in fact, was envisioned as a "treehouse for adults." The exposed wood and open plan were chosen to complement the setting and provide uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains and forest. Furnishings pull from the natural, woodsy palette.

Neutral Transitional Living Room Embraces Woodsy Setting

Comfortable seating in hues that echo the surrounding landscape creates a homey retreat amidst the treetops in this transitional living room. Windows extend nearly 30 feet in height, bathing the space in light and offering breathtaking views of the forested Alaska terrain. Materials are grounded and earthy, from the wood-plank coffee table to the metal lamps to the natural window moldings.

Native Materials Tie Loft Living Area to Alaska Setting

Natural wood with exposed joinery and a stunning wood accent wall pull from the forested setting and make this loft-like living space seem suspended in the trees. Windows in the space extend as high as 28 feet, while horizontal rails on the balcony and stairs echo the spindly lines of tree trunks and provide uninterrupted views.

Modern Meets Rustic in Neutral Alaskan Living Room

In this sunken living room, the interior materials blend seamlessly with the natural Alaskan environment seen through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Linen, wool, velvet and leather give the space a rustically modern feel.

Gray Contemporary Master Bedroom Echoes Alaskan Landscape

Soft white bedding echoes the snowy Alaska landscape seen through the large windows of this contemporary master bedroom. Neutral, nature-inspired colors give the space a rustic feel, while clean, simplistic lines lend the gray room a trendy vibe.

Contemporary Gray Bedroom With Small, Sleek Fireplace

Soothing gray walls give this bedroom a calming atmosphere, and a sleek black fireplace ensures the room's warmth despite the home's Alaskan locale. Crisp white bedding complements the modernity of the fireplace, while a leather headboard adds a touch of rustic charm.

Glass Shower Wall Is Vanity Backsplash in Modern Gray Bathroom

A glass shower wall serves as the vanity backsplash in this modern gray bathroom. The same gray tile in the shower covers the walls of the bathroom, making the space feel seamless.

Modern Bathroom With Stunning Gray Tile Walls

Gorgeous gray tile extends from the walls of this bathroom into the shower, making the space feel continuous. The clean, crisp lines of the vanity and fixtures complete the bathroom's modern aesthetic.

Modern White Bathroom With Dark Brown Vanity

Sedimentary marbles and handmade tiles clad the walls in this modern bathroom. The vanity's dark brown cabinets add contrast and depth to the space.

Modern White Bathroom With Sleek Gray Tile Backsplash

Sleek gray tiles provide a stunning backsplash in this modern bathroom. Fresh white countertops and surrounding walls provide contrast and keep the space feeling light and bright. 

Natural Wood Vanity Adds Rusticity to Modern Bathroom

Crisp white tiles and sleek gray tiles combine to create a modern aesthetic in this bathroom. The earthy vanity, made of 100-year-old wormwood, adds a rustic warmth to the space. 

Natural Wood Vanity Adds Warmth to Modern White Bathroom

Bright white tiles cover the walls of this bathroom, creating a clean modern aesthetic. The vanity, made from 100-year-old wormwood, adds warmth and rusticity to the sleek space. 

Modern Alaskan Home Is Rustically Sleek

Clean angled lines and sleek light wood combine to create this modern cabin. Located in the Alaskan wilderness, the vacation home's modern design is a striking rarity.

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