Dalene Cabin

Cast off in this Norwegian getaway

Denise Hopkins

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Like the prow of a ship, the roof of this 1,290-square-foot cabin glides over the retreat’s sliding glass doors. It’s a stunning way to enter this getaway located on the Norwegian island of Rennesøy.

The prow creates a deep overhang before curving back toward the ground and rolling out into the sunken patio. The recessed area is encased in rough stacked stones, while the wooden deck is outfitted with a stone counter and barbecue. Blackened vertical fir boards cover the bedroom’s façade opposite windows that look out on the sea.

Inside, a long wall of burnished concrete supports the simple kitchen. Mimicking the patio outside, the oak-floor living room is sunken, too. Open on two sides, the wood-burning fireplace sits in a notch in the wall. The best part? A natural fire-side window bench to help you stay warm on cool spring nights.

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