Crow’s Nest Residence: A Ski Cabin in California

The house that we will feature today isn’t an ordinary residence for it is at the same time a ski cabin. The design of the Crow’s Nest Residence is intriguing especially with its butterfly roof design. But aside from the stunning exterior, the interior is also a true charmer! We are kind of intrigued why it is called as the Crow’s Nest Residence but we have to move on with this feature anyway.

This three story ski cabin stands at the top of Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, California. The house provides breathtaking views from every corner from of the 5,600 square foot ski-in/ski-out cabin including the beautiful views of Castle Peak to the Northwest and Mt. Judah to the Northeast which can be viewed thru its corner bedroom windows. The cabin is anchored by board-formed concrete podium into the hillside showing steel, glass and wood structure that can be seen from the snow line. The house features a double-height living room located at the center of the home. Other adorable spaces in the house are its year-round south-facing deck with a hot tub, fire pit and outdoor dining table for slope-side family lunches. Let us take a virtual tour of this ski cabin below:

BCV Architecture

Lovely. The house looks really stunning with its window designs as well as its roof. The tall window that reveals the staircase is very gorgeous!


You can see here the concrete podium that serves as the foundation of the house.

Crows Nest House

The house is placed on the highest lot adjacent to the ski hill. It maintains a sense of tranquility from its forested aspects to the West and South.


Large south-facing windows, a grand stone fireplace, and log columns that reinforce the cabins are featured in the living room.

living room design

The double height living room as exposed roof beams which looks well paired with the pillars and the tall windows.

round dining area

The doors are lovely! We really like the wood work of the doors for this area. Adding a shaggy area rug gives it a soft feel.

sink window design

Mosaic backsplash in the kitchen adds more charm to it as well as the red pendant lights above the island.

dining area

We are sure you will agree with us that this sink is beautiful. Dishwashing will never be boring as one can take a glimpse outside while doing the chore.

main door design

The dining area has an open feel as it is surrounded by glass. Its wooden dining set and pendant lights give it a natural look.

staircase design

The entry way is graced by a framed image as well as a red area rug.

landing area

This staircase towers to the upper floor with beauty made of wooden treads and steel railings.


The top most floor has this landing area with white lounge chairs.

powder room design

The bedroom has a bed with storage areas under it. It also used wood like the other spaces of the house. A door leads to the terrace.

sauna room

Shown here are the powder room with colorful wall tiles and bathroom.

porch area

The house has its own sauna to keep the owners warm during winter season.

Crows Nest House

You can see here an outdoor dining area in the porch and the terrace from the bedroom.

The house is designed by BCV Architecture and was built by Mt. Lincoln Construction. We like its mix of materials from wood to steel. It has brought in a natural feel to the home which is also seen in the exterior. While being a home for the owners, it is also considered as a ski cabin because of its location and yes, it looks good especially with its unique architecture.