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Horsehead Bay Cabin

This project transformed a vacation cabin into a primary residence. Prior to our involvement, the cabin was lifted onto a new foundation. We retained the historic features of this rustic 1920s cabin, including a large stone fireplace, interior board and batten wainscoting, and fanciful rosemaling.

We added three dormers to enlarge existing bedrooms and create an upstairs bathroom. We opened up and enlarged the tiny cabin kitchen to create a spacious open kitchen, and added a covered entry leading to the garage and southern patio. We also finished the basement, which functions as a family room and guest quarters.

A three-car garage was carved into the hillside, with a guest suite above. To keep the scale down, the gable roof is off-center, with a shed dormer facing the entry.

All of this transformed the cabin into a home with an open and integral relationship to its beautiful waterfront site.

Photos © Lani Johnson, Howard Miller

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