This cabin is located in Northern New Mexico on a large track of former ranch land. It is set in a canyon near the edge of a year round creek. It is built with 12”diameter Lodgepole pine logs from Montana. It will serve this family as a second home and then will function as a guest cabin when the Owners retire to build a larger lodge on a ridge up above the cabin. The view is across the front porch to a rock escarpment and mature Ponderosa Pine trees. The simple straight forward plan reflects the Owner’s desire for a traditional log structure. The sidewall windows are kept small, the porch is typical raised cottage, the Aspen and Lodgepole balustrade complete the impression.
The living space is a large room with a vaulted log ceiling accommodating a Dining area and a Sitting area. The Kitchen, Laundry, and Master Bedroom and Bath are tucked underneath a loft overlooking the Living area. The loft includes two open sleeping areas with a bath/closet space in between.
The furnishings in the cabin adhere to the rusticity of the logs: old heart pine floors, flagstone and soapstone, wrought iron lighting fixtures, custom hardware and native stone fireplaces. The interior and exterior colors are earth tone and the furnishings represent a combination of Adirondack and Western National Park vernacular style.
L. Barry Davidson Architects was the architect and interior designer on this house.