Looking from a distance at this cabin situated on the shore of a small lake surrounded by forest in North California, it almost seems like an idyllic image taken from a postcard or an old painting. It is however as real as it can be. This was a project completed by studio Walker Warner Architects with the help of artisan metalsmith, Jefferson Mack.
It’s a modern and very inviting cabin which takes full advantage of this absolutely amazing location. As you can tell, the site is completely off the grid. The cabin uses solar panels and propane fuel and has a wood-burning fireplace and a stove for heating. There’s no need for artificial cooling out here in the wilderness.
The cabin is quite modest in size and has 2 bedrooms and a bunk room. The living spaces inside were kept small, recognizing that what really matters is the exterior and getting to spend as much time outside and to take in all this magnificent beauty. To emphasize that, the cabin was constructed using natural materials including lots of reclaimed wood, stone and steel.
Everything here was custom built and that gives the cabin a very authentic and charming feel. In front of the stone-clad fireplace for example hangs a gorgeous chandelier made from antlers forget of steel. The sinks, countertops and even the bathroom tub are made of stone, adding a unique and exquisite charm to each of the rooms and the spaces around them.