Cozy Yet Modern Cabin
The home’s small footprint was hardly a negative for the homeowners, who sought something cozy and practical with contemporary leanings. To create a rustic-modern aesthetic, the designers combined bolder accents like black trim, black stainless steel appliances, and custom raw steel shelving accents with large clerestory windows, warm tongue-and-groove cedar, hickory cabinets, and a wood stove with custom metal floor. A quartz surround in the shower adds a luxurious feel to the master bathroom. The juxtaposition continues on the exterior, with simple rooflines and a compact shape alongside dark gray board-and-batten siding and black window frames.
The home’s layout and careful planning allowed Estes to retain many of the adjacent trees, further ensuring privacy. Estes began excavation of the property during an extremely wet late winter/early spring season, which, while cumbersome, allowed for evaluation of the land at its most extreme. Based on the property’s behavior during that time, the team knew that a sump pump would be necessary to ensure the foundation would stay dry. It was further evidence of the importance of planning for each unique property—and how ingenuity can ensure dream homes are still within reach.