Before & After: A Rundown Cabin Is Reborn as a Chic Residence and Retreat

The Drifter Way House in Canada is transformed into a modern home with two additional rental units by Stark Architecture.

When a family of four purchased the old cedar-clad cabin in Whistler, the structure was well-sited, but in dire need of repairs. While they originally intended to tear down the home and rebuild it on site, Vancouver–based firm Stark Architecture brought forth another plan. The team advised the owners to renovate and extend the existing structure, and integrate additional complexes on the property, which could serve as rental units. 

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Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Dwell Contributor
Jennifer Baum Lagdameo is a freelance design writer who has lived in Washington DC, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Manila, and is currently exploring the Pacific Northwest from her home base in Portland, Oregon.


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