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Mazama Guest Cabin modern-garage-and-shed

Mazama Guest Cabin

The Mazama Cabin is located at the end of a beautiful meadow in the Methow Valley, on the east slope of the North Cascades Mountains in Washington state. The 1500 SF cabin is a superb place for a weekend get-a-way, with a garage below and compact living space above. The roof is “lifted” by a continuous band of clerestory windows, and the upstairs living space has a large glass wall facing a beautiful view of the mountain face known locally as Goat Wall. The project is characterized by sustainable cedar siding and
recycled metal roofing; the walls and roof have 40% higher insulation values than typical construction.

The cabin will become a guest house when the main house is completed in late 2012.

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July 18, 2014
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Thanks for your questions about our Mazama guest house/ garage.
The maximum ceiling height on the second level is about 10-feet. The minimum ceiling height is about 7'-5". The stair Is located along the back edge of the plan. Sorry, but as a matter of office policy, I do not post drawings of our projects on the internet. I hope you understand.
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Thanks for your question about the siding stain on our Mazama Guesthouse project.
The siding is red cedar, and it was stained with Cabot's semi-transparent stain.
Since this project was completed, we have mostly used Sikkens Cetol, but we have also used a Canadian product called Sansin....
There is no doubt that for westerly or southerly exposures, most wood stains require maintenance coatings every 2 years or so.
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January 1, 2014
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Does the slanted roof has gutters.
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Thanks for your question about the Mazama garage/guest house. I have attached a photo of the main house under construction. Since this project is in the North Cascades, with up to 6-feet of snow during some winters, the house does not have gutters. The snow and ice just ruin the gutters. However, there are roof overhangs of up to 5-feet, to keep the roof water away from the house.

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February 10, 2013
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Thanks so much for your question about our Mazama cabin. Unfortunately, we did not shoot interior photos. Sorry about that!
--Nils Finne, AIA
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Lindsey M. Roberts added this to Clerestory Windows Are Tops at Ushering in Light
When you're considering adding clerestory windows for more natural daylight, also consider how much heat you want to add. Clerestory windows on the south-facing side of your house will generate more warmth from the sun in winter.The clerestory windows on this retreat by Finne Architects in the Cascade Mountains in eastern Washington not only add light and heat during the snowy season, but also visually lift the roof. This prevents the building from looking too top heavy, especially when it's piled with snow.

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(2 of 2) The Mazama Cabin is located at the end of a beautiful meadow in the Methow Valley, on the east slope of the North Cascades Mountains in Washington state. The 1500 SF cabin is a superb place for a weekend get-a-way, with a garage below and compact living space above. The roof is “lifted” by a continuous band of clerestory windows, and the upstairs living space has a large glass wall facing a beautiful view of the mountain face known locally as Goat Wall.
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