A Big Little House on the Ridge


Nestled among cedars and firs, this cabin packs multiple levels, a fireplace nook, and plenty of room for guests into 800 sq. ft.

Given its high ceilings, long views, and multiple spaces, it’s hard to believe that this little house has but 800 sq. ft. under its impressive timber-framed roof. But discrete spaces for specific functions abound. Their boundaries are level changes, circulation paths and even the placement of the beams that carry the rafters near the ridge. And because the spaces are open to one another, there is no sense of confinement in this house. Built-in cabinets divide the two levels, doing double duty as half-walls and storage areas.

Fine Homebuilding | 2005 Issue No. 171
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