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prentiss cabin

Natural Modern Forest Cabin San Juan

1600 SF

Located on the remnants of family land, this cabin was designed to be shared between three brothers and their families. Set back from the shoreline to preserve the natural beauty of the site, the long axis of the cabin is oriented for maximum solar gain.

A large central space has a fireplace and kitchen; the three sleeping areas open directly into this central space. By bookending in this way, the post and beam construction feels intimate rather than cavernous. Many small windows scattered playfully increase the connection between the cozy interior and the water views outside.


Completed: 1985


Awards and Recognition: 

Fine Homebuilding: Annual Issue on Houses, "San Juan Island Cabin", Spring 1989

The Cabin, "Ties to the Land", 2001

Category: Natural Modern Forest Cabin San Juan, WA