POND REEF CABIN
Situated in a extremely wet & rainy region of Alaska, this house was designed to withstand the region's inclement weather while admitting copious natural light and dramatic views. A gable roof was chosen to efficiently shed water and debris, while the interior ceiling is expressed as a single slope opening to the expansive view beyond. Large windows, warm wood tones and light paint make the most of the natural light inside the house. Contrasting slate floors define the entry, kitchen and other wet areas. As an owner of a local saw mill, the client executed much of the finish work and even milled the structural wood beams and woods slabs for the dining table, entry bench, and more. Light and warmth is concentrated at the covered porch and entry as glazed canopies allow light through on even the darkest days. Easy to maintain fiber cement siding and fiberglass windows create a dynamic pattern that enlivens the exterior -- durable does not mean dull.