Located in the Pacific Northwest, these two island cabins nestle into the natural landscape of this beautiful site. The project is comprised of the new construction of a small sleeping cabin and a complete remodel of an existing cabin. It was very important that these cabins be mindful of their environmental impact on the site and be as energy efficient as possible, with a goal of net zero energy. A thirty five panel solar array was placed on the south facing roof of the existing cabin and provides electricity for both cabins. This way of thinking also influenced the choice of materials for the cabins. Fir trees from the island were milled nearby and used to clad both structures. This provided a great opportunity to explore ways of using the wood both for the exterior siding and interior wood cladding. The exterior siding is a reverse board and batten system with varied vertical board widths; a nod to traditional siding methods while giving the cabins a clean modern look. The dark stain chosen for the exterior allows for some of the natural red hues of the fir to come through while also allowing the structures to recede into the trees and shadows. The interiors bring a lighter finish while using the same material. Wire brushed vertical fir planks are stained white, allowing the natural wood grain to come through. This allows for a fresh take on a traditional cabin interior. Simple, clean detailing in combination with the light wood walls makes the interiors feel spacious and modern yet familiar and comfortable.

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Modern home with Exterior, Metal Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, Cabin Building Type, and Gable RoofLine. Sleeping Cabin at dawn. Photo  of Island CabinsView Photos

Sleeping Cabin at dawn.

Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, Gable RoofLine, Metal Roof Material, and Wood Siding Material. Sleeping Cabin from southeast lawn and existing storage shed beyond. Photo 2 of Island CabinsView Photos

Sleeping Cabin from southeast lawn and existing storage shed beyond.

Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. Entry drive to the new Sleeping Cabin and remodeled Long Cabin. Photo 3 of Island CabinsView Photos

Entry drive to the new Sleeping Cabin and remodeled Long Cabin.

Modern home with Exterior, Metal Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, Cabin Building Type, and Gable RoofLine. Long Cabin south deck and fire pit with existing stone retaining wall. Photo 4 of Island CabinsView Photos

Long Cabin south deck and fire pit with existing stone retaining wall.

Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Gable RoofLine, and Wood Siding Material. Long Cabin from south lawn at dawn. Photo 5 of Island CabinsView Photos

Long Cabin from south lawn at dawn.

Modern home with Exterior, Gable RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, and Cabin Building Type. Sleeping Cabin arrival. Photo 6 of Island CabinsView Photos

Sleeping Cabin arrival.

Modern home with Exterior, Gable RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, and Cabin Building Type. Sleeping Cabin at sunset. Photo 7 of Island CabinsView Photos

Sleeping Cabin at sunset.

Modern home with Hallway and Dark Hardwood Floor. Entry bench and wire-brushed fir wainscoting. Photo 8 of Island CabinsView Photos

Entry bench and wire-brushed fir wainscoting.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Wall Lighting. Sleeping Cabin bunk beds. Photo 9 of Island CabinsView Photos

Sleeping Cabin bunk beds.

Modern home with Hallway and Dark Hardwood Floor. Sleeping Cabin entry hall. Photo 10 of Island CabinsView Photos

Sleeping Cabin entry hall.

Modern home with Bedroom, Wall Lighting, and Bed. Sleeping Cabin guest bedroom. Photo 11 of Island CabinsView Photos

Sleeping Cabin guest bedroom.

Modern home with Dark Hardwood Floor. Sleeping Cabin sitting room. Photo 12 of Island CabinsView Photos

Sleeping Cabin sitting room.

Modern home with Dark Hardwood Floor. Long Cabin dining and living rooms. Photo 13 of Island CabinsView Photos

Long Cabin dining and living rooms.

Modern home with Wall Lighting and Dark Hardwood Floor. Long Cabin Kitchen. Photo 14 of Island CabinsView Photos

Long Cabin Kitchen.

Long Cabin entry storage. Photo 15 of Island Cabins modern homeView Photos

Long Cabin entry storage.

Modern home with Bedroom. Long Cabin reading nook. Photo 16 of Island CabinsView Photos

Long Cabin reading nook.

Modern home with Bedroom. Long Cabin guest bedroom Photo 17 of Island CabinsView Photos

Long Cabin guest bedroom

Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, Gable RoofLine, Cabin Building Type, and Metal Roof Material. Sleeping Cabin rain chain and rain garden. Photo 18 of Island CabinsView Photos

Sleeping Cabin rain chain and rain garden.

Modern home with Dark Hardwood Floor and Wall Lighting. Long Cabin kitchen. Photo 19 of Island CabinsView Photos

Long Cabin kitchen.

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Overview

Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2016