Chesapeake Cabin

The clients program called for a retirement home of about 3500 square feet of living spaces with one-floor living on the main level, and guest accommodation, a family crafts room, and an office on the lower level. The house also had to stay in the classic log cabin style of the neighborhood.

The new house was designed as a series of four small connected cabins, each about the size of an original cabin of the area. Clad in a combination of log slab and vertical board-and-batten siding, our project attempts to demonstrate that current living patterns, and the desire for significantly larger houses that come with full-time residency, can be accommodated within architectural forms that are compatible in scale, proportion, massing, and materials that appropriately reinforce the history of the original idea of the site.
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