The odd pair of structures comprised of 4 main rooms had been empty for 7 years, the interiors partially demolished and the utilities in various states of dysfunction. With help from Be-WOW and other partners we turned the train wreck into a modern/classic Scandinavian lodge in 24 days.
Sundance seldom has adequate, free space for weary festival-goers to warm up, chill out and suck up free internet. The whole point of the Haus was to provide exactly that. The main floor featured several cozy areas for guests.
A detail of the main floor.
The upper dining area was originally considered just for evening activation. But once open it became obvious that this was going to be THE spot at Sundance 2014. We were told countless deals went down up here. The slight herringbone tables were all custom made.
Hundreds of cedar planks were custom stained to create the rich texture that became the theme of the 2014 Haus. Greg Walker's in-law's kindly provided the perfect center piece of the whole venue, an antique wooden canoe.
The little cabin kitchen we installed became the busiest bar at Sundance, coffee all day and cocktails all night.
More of our wood texture in the cozy downstairs lounge.
A detail of our cheeky coat hooks, very much in keeping with the cabin vibe.