Fine Homebuilding Small Homes
By Arron Fagan
Photography by Susan Teare
This elegant and functional cabin creates the illusion of spaciousness with thoughtful finishes and storage solutions.
Written by Fran Sigurdsson
Photographed by Susan Teare
Cabin Life magazine asked me for some tips on designing a cabin. My tips and a link to the article appear below:
- Take advantage of light from all sides. Often in a small cabin, light from windows placed on the north, south, east and west sides can reach the main space because there are few interior partitions.
- Plan for storage and a mechanical room. Closets and built-in storage can help keep clutter at bay so main spaces look neat and clean.
- Include outdoor living spaces. Covered porches, decks, and patios help a small footprint live large.
- Use the roof shape to add character. Cathedral ceilings feel spacious while dormers create cozy nooks.
Green Building and Design Magazine
Written by Matt Alderton
Photographed by Susan Teare and Barrie Fisher
Architect Joan Heaton honors the Adirondack region with wood-based designs that are rooted in nature and history.
Written by Kathleen James
Photographed by Carolyn Bates
Bristol Architect Joan Heaton likes to work in a style best described as the New Vernacular, a freewheeling combination of traditional forms and modern sensibilities. From the outside, a Heaton home may look like an historic Vermont farmhouse, while inside, it’s light and airy, with a wide-open floor plan and eclectic materials.
Written by Alan Pistorius
Photographed by Gary Hall
Andrew Furtsch, a young builder from the mountain town of Lincoln, didn’t know much about the tall structure perched on a hill above the New Haven River in nearby New Haven Mills. He knew that it was an old school and an extraordinary building, but that was about it.
Fine Homebuilding Magazine
Photographed by Charles Miller and Jared Polesky
Enter the Dragon. Then crawl forward through its belly, spin down the spiral slide and repeat as many times as necessary. Kids at the Denise Louis Early Education Center in Seattle, Washington, have this drill to look forward to at daily recess.