Rustic Log Cabin
This cabin is located in Northern New Mexico on a large tract of former ranch land. It is set in a canyon near the edge of year round creek. It is build 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 straightforward plan reflects the owner’s desire for a traditional log structure. The sidewall windows are kept small, the porch is typical raised cottage, and the Aspen and Lodgepole balustrade complete the impression.
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 tones and the furnishings represent a combination of Adirondack and Western National Park vernacular style.