A photographic study of more than twenty houses and the mountain landscapes, from alpine forests to urban peaks, that embrace them.
Spanning continents and climates, the twenty homes presented in interior designer Nina Freudenberger’s latest book challenge and expand the idea of what a mountain house might be. Artist retreats in Morocco’s High Atlas and the snowy folds of the Engadine Valley in Switzerland speak to the long tradition of mountain spaces for contemplation and creation, while modernist masterworks in Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro expand the traditional image of log cabins and rustic chalets.
Depicted in over 200 images, these houses include brutalist lodges, clapboard cottages, and minimalist prisms set down among some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes. In their spectacular diversity, they express the radical ingenuity and stunning creativity that the mountains have always inspired.
The author of Surf Shack and Bibliostyle, Nina Freudenberger received her BFA and Bachelor of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design before launching a career in interior design. She is founder of the Los Angeles based interior design firm Freudenberger Design which specializes in private residential interiors and hospitality projects across the country. In addition, Nina has designed a wide array of home and lifestyle products and collaborations sold nationwide, including rugs, textiles, wall coverings, and furniture. She currently lives with her husband and two boys in California.