When Norwegian-British visual artist Jason Koxvold built his home in Ellenville, New York, he got an added bonus. He was able to salvage wood from the red oak trees that fell during the construction to build a freestanding timber cabin he named “Hemmelig Rom,” a Norwegian phrase which means “secret room.” Koxvold uses his secret room as a library and guest cottage. (It’s not available to rent, but we’re hoping that might change—we’d love to hole up there during a snowstorm.) Here’s a look inside.
Photography by Jason Koxvold.
See more winter-worthy outbuildings:
- Glass Houses: A Magical Belgian Bed and Breakfast, $170 a Night.
- A Quebec Cabin for a Carpenter, Courtesy of Atelier L’Abri.
- Outbuilding of the Week: A See-Through Shed on a Picturesque Shoreline in Norway.