I love this tiny little cabin designed by Olson Kundig Architects on San Juan Island in Washington State.
Only 500 sf, it is surrounded by wildlife and a great view, and when needed, it can be closed up tightly by the surrounding decks. A kitchenette, bathroom, a beautiful seating area, and a rotating fireplace is really all you need to get the creative juices flowing.
The cabin is five hundred square feet and is a private writers retreat and guest cottage. Located on San Juan Island, Washington, the owners wanted the cabin to feel contacted to its setting, the climate, the wildlife and views. They also needed a structure that could be easily secured when not in use. Perfect!
Olson Kundig Architects designed the Chicken Point Cabin (love the name) in Northern Idaho. The cabin is pretty much a simple rectangular shape made of concrete, steel and plywood. The most impressive part is the giant window-wall, 30’ by 20’, that opens the entire living space to the stunning landscape, so that you can become ‘one with nature’. Relocate this to cottage country in Ontario, and I’m there!
Images via Contemporist
This morning I awoke with the most exciting email. One of my best friends is coming home next week, finally, after a year-long voyage, travelling in various parts of the world. I give this post to her, a picture which I adore. Perhaps one day this could be her studio loft, where she can work on her films and let her imagination soar. Bon retour, ma belle!
Images via Sacramento Street, via Olson Kundig Architects