Reach For the Sky Haus

Property Watch: An Adorable A-Frame of Instagram Fame

Sky Haus, a cute little cabin along the Skykomish River, has a light-filled loft, a wall of windows, and a massive fan base.

By Sarah Anne Lloyd June 15, 2022

If this dreamy little A-frame cabin off Highway 2 in Skykomish looks familiar, it’s because you may have seen it before. It’s Sky Haus, one of a trio of sought-after cabins along the Skykomish River, along with Foss Haus and the heavily hyped Tye Haus. All three offer a secluded wooded setting, hot tubs, high-design interiors, and cozy accommodations—and all three have packed schedules on Airbnb. Sky Haus, the smallest of the three, shines through for its entire wall of windows and landed the cover of the photo-heavy travel guide Cabin Tripping: Where to Go to Get Away from It All. (The book is based on an Instagram account, so it’s a high honor, aesthetically.)

This is a true A-frame, with nary a base wall or even a dormer in sight. Walk on through the entire wall of windows via glass door for a classic, simple cabin interior, with wood beams stacked from the floor to the peak of the ceiling. The main room, anchored by a black woodstove, opens directly to the patio. For more privacy, the first story of windows has slatted wood shutters.

Things get cozier in the loft, which, in its present state, has a clever configuration of four beds. There’s room for two small beds on the floor, and in the back is a pair of super-compact bunks—the top one’s a little shorter, while the bottom one has a lower clearance. They’re right up against the back window, letting the upper bunk double as a cozy window bench.

The kitchen, tucked behind the living room beneath the loft, is modest but functional, and has plentiful counter space. Beside it, a three-quarter bath has vertical shiplap walls and cabinets that, being in the woods and all, actually manage to look rustic.

The outdoors are the real draw here, and the 0.29-acre lot delivers. The large wooden patio just outside has built-in benches and a hot tub perfect for warm and snowy days alike. (It’s not just cozy, it’s a popular photo op for people wearing both swimsuits and warm winter hats.) Some distance behind the house, there’s a firepit area which, during burn bans, could just be a cozy outdoor hang with a big lantern. The property includes access to private trails and parks, including a riverfront beach, as part of the Timberlane Village community (HOA dues: $115 a month). It’s a 20-minute drive to Stevens Pass, with multiple trails and lookouts of the Mount BakerSnoqualmie National Forest in close proximity, including Lake Serene.

For those who want to keep Sky Haus as a short-term rental—although it would be very understandable if you wanted to keep the Cascades’s cutest cabin to yourself— it already has some really sweet name recognition, along with a lot of very cute photos of dog visitors.

Listing Fast Facts

12202 762nd Ave NE, Skykomish
Size: 660 square feet/0.29 acres, 1 bedroom/1 bath
List Date:
6/2/2022
List Price: $750,000
Listing Agent: Suzanne Fortune & The Fortune Group, Windermere

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