The last thing you want is to feel cramped in a cabin that is perched on a mountain overlooking the lake.Although you could be tempted to embrace the mountain concept, using a dark colour scheme and intricate detailing with forest motifts, you might want to think about emulating a lake house rather than a mountain house so that the focus is on the water rather than the skiing.
As it is a lakefront cabin, you should maximize the views and emphasize connection to the outdoors. Consider a terrace and a cozy window seat.
Adding a glass to divide the upper level (where you enter the home) into a seating area and office – without sacrificing access to light and views in either.
Getting the fire pit to the upper deck will allow you to enjoy the view from the outside even in the cold weather