A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape

A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape

By Chelsea Holden Baker / Photos by Caroll Taveras
Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900 square feet.

It’s perhaps misleading to call three structures a summer house. But measuring 890 square feet altogether, referring to them as a set of summer houses would imply something grander than three cabins tucked into a defunct granite quarry. From a distance, the buildings look like a cluster of bait shacks you might see on the harbor side of Vinalhaven, the island where they sit.

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