In the 1960s, owner Alex’s dad studied forestry in Montana and skied Whitefish resort. Today, The Nooq lies just a few yards away from those storied slopes.
Built from scratch in the vision of Alex (a revered nature photographer) and his wife Andrea (also a photographer – the pair met while in university in Quebec City), the home is framed with cathedral windows that fill its spaces with natural light. Beloved for its Scandinavian aesthetic that includes a grand FireOrb fireplace, The Nooq has been written about on Dwell, ArchDaily, and has appeared in Google Nest commercials.
The kitchen serves as a giant gathering space, while the bedrooms mimic the frozen landscape in their peacefulness and simplicity. Every design element demonstrates careful consideration by the couple – from the Portland-based Schoolhouse Electric lights and the bathroom tiles are matched to the trees, skies and snow.
Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes (you can ski right out the front door), retreat from the city, or simply treat your eye to something spectacular, this is the kind of place where getting snowed in would be a blessing.