For years, the Gulit family dreamed of owning a cabin in nearby Glacier – A retreat for short weekend getaways close to home and close to nature. After touring many cabins and even putting in a few offers, they knew they had found THE ONE with this sweet little 840-square-foot saltbox house built in 1978.
Rough around the edges and begging for some TLC and elbow grease, Tracie and Kyle closed on the cabin and within days went to work. As a realtor, the most important thing for Tracie was to figure out how to give this cabin some curb appeal. The entrance was moved from the side to the front of the home and a gorgeous, covered entry was created. A back door was added to give easier access to the backyard and its large new deck with ample space for dining and lounging, as well as hot tub and firepit. Nestled in the trees, it’s the perfect spot for stargazing on a clear night.
In the interior of the cabin, the Gulits focused on creating a comfortable and relaxing environment that maximized the small spaces. Some of the bigger projects included moving the woodburning to stove to improve room flow; opening and reconfiguring the kitchen cabinets; designing and building a built-in three-bed loft bunk room; and resurfacing nearly every surface in the cabin including, walls, floors, cabinets, and countertops. The contemporary design touches throughout added to the clean, bright, and tranquil vibe of the space.
Taking a small one-bedroom + loft cabin that was pretty sad and drab on both the exterior and interior, Tracie and Kyle transformed it into a bright, inviting, and interesting space that sleeps seven and is an enticing mountain getaway. With the many thoughtful touches throughout and all the conveniences of home, the Gulits excitedly welcomed Airbnb guests to the cabin this fall. With vision, hard work, and dedication they created a space for not only their family to create memories in, but for others to enjoy as well!
Kyle’s Home Repair and Tracie Gulit Homes proved to be a successful team on their first “to the studs project.” Phase Two will be adding a mudroom/ski shed and an oversized covered pavilion. The pavilion will cover the hot tub to be enjoyed in all weather and provide a space for lounging under cover in the dreamy backyard space. The shed will have full laundry plus some luxurious ski storage space. The Gulits are already dreaming of another project!