Kathryn Jones
Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's International Realty

43613 Colusa Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA

Recently updated, this cabin captures the simplicity of Scandinavian design and combines it effortlessly with the feeling of a rustic lodge brought into modern days. In the living room, smooth white walls meet the tumbled stone fireplace, accentuated by a split log mantle. Wood beams soar to the vaulted ceiling, giving an expansive feel and capturing the abundant light streaming in through floor to ceiling windows. The large, raised composite deck extends the living area into the outdoors where the view skims over treetops and expands to take in light dancing off the lake and snowcapped ski slopes. Clear panels attached to posts and railings allow for unobstructed views of nature while lounging on the deck.

In the kitchen, black cabinetry is topped by Dekton® countertops that are heat and scratch resistant. The light stone backsplash adds texture and brings in a touch of nature. Paneled glass accent doors on upper cabinets offer a pleasing display area. Upscale appliances include the black Hallman® oven and range, enhanced by (brass) knobs and topped by a hood with clean lines that becomes a statement of style. The Smeg® refrigerator is simultaneously a whimsical throwback and an attractive modern centerpiece. The custom-built island includes solid wood doors and light butcher block countertops that contrast beautifully.

The master suite on the upper floor is enhanced by tall picture windows that frame the trees beyond. New lighting fixtures in this room and throughout the house become design elements that enhance the clean simplicity of the decor. White-washed logs make for a wonderful accent wall that adds character to the room.

The master bath tile has been updated in cool tones and is coupled with gleaming glass shower walls that expand the space.

An additional upstairs bedroom has well-positioned bunk beds that provide a sleeping area that accommodates four.

On the lower level, an open area near the bedrooms has been made into a functional sitting room. A hanging (rattan) chair and plush bean bags are an enjoyable place to lounge and watch television or play a game.

All of the bedrooms are impeccably decorated with simple, yet stylish touches. Downstairs, one room is large enough for a (king) bed and a second master bedroom offers paneled glass French doors and a private deck.

The downstairs bathroom doubles as an en suite and a guest bath for the lower floor and is separated into two areas; one that has the vanity with dual sunken sinks and another area with the shower. In the shower room, crisp white tile is offset by modern black plumbing fixtures and wood-paneled shaker doors add warmth.

The game room area is large enough to house both a pool table and foosball table and features a recessed (bar) nook, black plank wainscoting, an antler chandelier, and a log trimmed fireplace with stacked stone masonry.

Nestled away in the quiet and lushly forested Moonridge area, yet still close to Bear Mountain Ski area, the golf course, and the Moonridge Zoo.

The compelling upgrades of this home aren’t all for show, they include a new water heater, furnace, scratch-resistant, and waterproof vinyl wood-grain flooring, new baseboards, fresh exterior paint, and new exterior doors.

The style, amenities, and close proximity to the heart of town made this an instant success as an Airbnb rental, grossing $37,000 over 3.5 months this past winter.

Property Details

List Price
Square Feet
Year Built
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Smeg® Refrigerator
Hallman® Oven & Hood
Bosch® Dishwasher
Dual Master Bedrooms
Smeg® Refrigerator
Hallman® Oven & Hood
Bosch® Dishwasher
Dual Master Bedrooms
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