Elevated Cabin Boasts Modern Design

This small wood cabin is tucked into a hillside in Methow Valley, Wash. creating a true wilderness retreat with unobstructed views from the elevated viewing platform that extends from inside to out.
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October 20, 2015

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Photo By: Steve Keating

Elevated Cabin Boasts Modern Design

Two concrete walls cradle a fir plywood box and allow it to cantilever over the hillside, reducing effective site disturbance. Elevating the cabin allowed for unobstructed views downslope and to the mountains beyond, transforming a modest living space from an ordinary room to a viewing platform that extends from inside to out.

Modern Cabin Getaway

Nestled in Washington's Methow Valley, this tiny cabin is ideal for a serene getaway. Its sleek architecture and modern touches ensure a 21st-century experience.

Small Cabin With Simple, Modern Design

The use of sheet materials both inside and out maximized material efficiency while emphasizing the simplicity of the cabin’s form.

Tiny Cabin Is Nestled in the Wilderness

This small cabin is tucked into a hillside in Methow Valley, Wash. Rolling hills and endless pines surround the home, creating a true wilderness retreat.

Living and Dining Area Spills Onto Spacious Balcony

Large sliding glass doors open to a spacious balcony, transforming this living and dining area into a viewing platform for the beautiful rolling hills. Two chairs are strategically situated on the balcony to take advantage of the view.

Dining Area Features Sweeping Views

The kitchen dining area boasts sliding glass doors that provide direct access to the balcony and breathtaking views of the hills beyond. Talk about dining with a view!

Neutral Living Room With Splashes of Plum and Sage

This living room features a plum and sage green color scheme and a minimalist approach to decor. Glass doors, windows and light-colored walls keep the space feeling bright, and a wood-burning stove adds an unexpected touch.

Light-Hued Kitchen With Open Shelving

Windows and sliding glass doors allow plenty of natural light in this beautiful kitchen, highlighting the crisp white cabinets and light wood walls for a bright, breezy atmosphere. Black countertops and shelves provide striking contrast in the light-hued space.

Light Wood Encases Modern Bedroom

A thin metal grid adds interest to the light wood walls in this modern bedroom. Neutral bedding keeps with the minimalist design approach.

Modern Bathroom Is Clean, Practical

Straightforward, practical finishes create a refined simplicity in this small bathroom. Sleek, clean lines and little adornment give the space a modern feel.

Cabin Entry Offers Scenic View

A glass front door offers an uninterrupted view of the hills that stretch out beyond this cabin, beckoning guests to come inside. The entry's simple, straightforward design ensures the view is the focal point.

Concrete Base Supports Modern Cabin

In essence, this cost-effective cabin is a cantilevered plywood box on a concrete base. The unfinished space in the concrete base cleverly serves as a spot for seasonal storage.

Modern Cabin With Cantilevered Roof

A cantilevered roof adds architectural interest to this modern cabin, which features a simple, cost-effective design.

Small Cabin Boasts Sleek, Strong Architecture

Sleek, strong architecture creates a visually appealing exterior for this small cabin. The porch extends out, serving as a viewing platform for the natural scenery.

Small Modern Cabin Features Simple Box Design

In order to meet the client’s budget goals, an efficient plan and cost-effective selection of building materials reduced construction costs and led to the simple box design. This home demonstrates the idea that architecturally interesting solutions can be achieved for budgets of all sizes without sacrificing quality or aesthetics.

Cabin Entry Boasts Natural Wood and Glass

Natural wood makes this entry feel in tune with the home's woodsy surroundings. Glass panels allow an uninterrupted view of the outdoors while filling the space with natural light.

Pine Trees Surround Modern Cabin

The natural surroundings steal the show at this modern cabin. Miles of pine trees stretch out beyond the small home, offering sweeping views and endless opportunities for outdoor exploration.

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