A modern cabin built on top of history: a 1920s shack, a 1950s addition over top and a 1970s addition behind
Modern Waterfront Home from an Old Cabin
This cabin is tucked into a hillside overlooking Case Inlet near Vaughn. In the 1950s a single-wall cabin was built over the original 1920s shack. In the 1970s an addition was built behind the whole thing. The 1970s portion just needed to be removed. A portion of the 1950s cabin was within the mandatory shoreline setback, a line that ran through the middle of the cabin. We were permitted to re-build but the existing low pitched roof could not be changed. Behind the shoreline setback line we raised the roof, still with a low pitch which allowed for a series of clerestory windows to brighten the cabin. The new roof was extended to create an entry porch with clusters of Douglas Fir posts to support it.