Nantahala Mountain Cabin - Topton, NC

Project Type: New Construction

Project Overview: Perched high atop the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, this breathtaking vacation retreat represents American craftsmanship fused with a desire for simple living. “My approach was to create a simple, yet elegant and well-proportioned residence, one that could accommodate the leisure and luxury of vacation-living, while fitting perfectly into the surrounding nature,” explains designer Magdalena Bach.

The three structures that comprise the cabin incorporate seamlessly into the environment, creating a variety of interconnected spaces. The mix of minimalistic detailing juxtaposing raw wood against white walls, tall glass panes and simple furnishings gives this rustic contemporary home its character.

The common area of the house is open and inviting – a flowing kitchen, dining and living room combination blends the interior space naturally with the outdoor terraces. For an open floor plan such as this, the multi-sided Pier-40 wood fireplace by Heat & Glo was selected for both function and ambiance, uniting three separate spaces with a cozy focal point.

Heat & Glo Model: This project features the Pier 40, a discontinued wood burning model. The Pier 36TR, a three sided direct vent gas model, is currently available for designers looking to incorporate a multi-sided application in their plan. For professionals interested in our current selection of wood burning fireplaces, click here.

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Magdalena Bach
Bach Design Studio

Magdalena Bach is a designer with passion and talent for elegant, contemporary architecture and interior design. Magdalena worked as an architect in Denmark before relocating to the United States in 2005.

In 2009 she founded Bach Design Studio in Atlanta, GA. Her projects are characterized by harmony, natural light, seamless flow between outdoor and indoor spaces, use of sustainable materials and careful attention to detail.