Home Plan Detail

Timber Cabin

By: Greg Robinson, AIA
Cascade Joinery



Specifications

Square Footage

Total living area: 713'
Basement: 0'
Main Level:713'
Footprint: 23' 0" W x 31' 0" D

Rooms

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.0
Master suite location: Main Floor

Attributes

Levels: 1
Foundation: Slab
Lot type(s):
Modifiable to:
Sloping
Climate(s):
Modifiable to:
All others

Features

  • Exposed Wood Details
  • Small Footprint
  • Timber Frame
  • Wraparound Deck
  • Vaulted Ceiling
  • Abundant Glazing

Description

The original cabin was designed as an art studio and overflow sleeping quarters for a remote island location. The structure has a vaulted ceiling that reaches over 20' with exposed wood posts and beams at the walls and roof. Six pairs of glazed doors with transom windows above run along three walls, and an upper window at each gable end brings in additional natural light and outdoor views. Sunlight on the wood floors, ceilings, posts and beams creates a warm and beautiful interior environment. The doors can be opened to the deep, covered wraparound deck, extending the living space.

The original owners had a wall of cabinets with a sink and a wood stove against the end wall. The addition of a bathroom and small kitchen (which would be quite easy to modify by you or your builder) would make this a fully functioning cabin ideal for weekend getaways and summer vacations. The timber frame was also designed to be completely raised by hand – a great way to create your own island retreat.

Foundation Info
Because of its remote location the cabin was designed on concrete piers to float above the landscape in order to minimize costly excavation and unsightly site disturbance. However, if you prefer a basement, crawlspace or a slab foundation, these are fairly simple and inexpensive changes that your builder can often make for you.

Please Note
Because of this home's small footprint, the architect was able to draw these plans on 11" x 17" sheets, instead of the more typical 18" x 24", or 24" x 36" sheets. This is quite helpful to the builder, as small sheets are much easier to handle.

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