One Room Timber Cabin
|Total Above-ground living area||713|
|Lower level living area|
The dimensions shown are for the house only (indicating the smallest area needed to build). They do not include the garage, porches, or decks, unless they are an integral part of the design.
|23 W x 31 D|
|Number of stalls|
Traditionally, the overall height of a house is determined by measuring from the top of the finished floor on the main level, to the highest peak of the roof.
Raising or lowering the height of the ceilings on one or more floors of a house is often a simple change that can be made by your builder. However, if you want to raise the ceiling of the main floor of a two-story home, there has to be room to add steps to the existing staircase.
We consider a room to be vaulted if the ceiling - whether flat, angled, or curved - is above 10 feet at its highest point. If you prefer that one or more rooms not be vaulted in your new home, this is a very simple change that your builder can make for you.
KEY TO SYMBOLS:
LR = Living Room/Great Room
DR = Dining Room
FAM = Family Room
FOY = Foyer
STU = Study/Library/Den
KIT = Kitchen
SUN = Sunroom
MBR = Master Bedroom
MB = Master Bath
LOF = Loft
OFF = Office/Guest Room
REC = Recreation/Game Room
ALL = Entire Level
The original cabin was designed as an art studio and overflow sleeping quarters for a remote island location. The structure has a vaulted ceiling that reaches over 20' with exposed wood posts and beams at the walls and roof. Six pairs of glazed doors with transom windows above run along three walls, and an upper window at each gable end brings in additional natural light and outdoor views. Sunlight on the wood floors, ceilings, posts and beams creates a warm and beautiful interior environment. The doors can be opened to the deep, covered wraparound deck, extending the living space.
The original owners had a wall of cabinets with a sink and a wood stove against the end wall. The addition of a bathroom and small kitchen (which would be quite easy to modify by you or your builder) would make this a fully functioning cabin ideal for weekend getaways and summer vacations. The timber frame was also designed to be completely raised by hand – a great way to create your own island retreat.
Because of its remote location the cabin was designed on concrete piers to float above the landscape in order to minimize costly excavation and unsightly site disturbance. However, if you prefer a basement, crawlspace or a slab foundation, these are fairly simple and inexpensive changes that your builder can often make for you.
Because of this home's small footprint, the architect was able to draw these plans on 11" x 17" sheets, instead of the more typical 18" x 24", or 24" x 36" sheets. This is quite helpful to the builder, as small sheets are much easier to handle.
Front Elevation For Timber Cabin
Rear Elevation For Timber Cabin
Side 1 Elevation For Timber Cabin
Side 2 Elevation For Timber Cabin
The clean lines, elegant proportions, and sensitive way that this cabin sits on the land earned it an NWAIA Citation Award and publication in The Cabin Book, 2004, Universe Publishing. This simple one–room, timber–frame cabin measures 22' x 30' with a 10' wide wraparound deck. It is rich with wood details at both the interior and exterior.