Color Splash in Tranquil Setting

Sited on a slender lot fronting Port Susan Bay, this 2+ bedroom/2 bath tomato red cabin stands out amongst paler homes that line a charming Camano Island road.

The original structure was a dark and drafty 322 sf. fishing cottage built in the 60s, and primarily used during summer weekends. Having discovered one of our homes nearby, the owner hired us to reimagine how the property could accommodate more visitors.

FabCab collaborated with a land-use consultant, and the owner was granted a shoreline variance, resulting in a roughly 700 sf allowable building footprint. We enthusiastically began designing a new home that would comply with these restrictions and delight the owner.

To maximize usable area, we added a second story featuring a balcony overlooking the living space. A master bedroom and a bathroom are on the second floor, along with a sleeping loft. On the first floor, a flex space adds an additional sleeping area along with a second bathroom, washer and dryer, and kitchen/living area.

The final design yielded an open and light-filled modern cabin for family and visitors to enjoy throughout the year.

This is our second TimberCab home on Camano Island.  To see additional photos, please visit our photos page.


A Young Family’s New England Getaway

FabCab Design - New HampshireThis 1 bedroom/1 bath TimberCab retreat sits at the edge of beautiful Goose Pond in New Hampshire. The allowable building footprint and height was very small yet the clients wanted the cabin to feel larger than its roughly 700 sq. ft. size. We went to work and successfully executed the clients’ program that included space for a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, and overnight accommodations for up to eight people.

To help make the cabin feel larger, window and door head heights were raised, making the dropped ceilings a full 8’. In the summer, when the cabin gets a lot of use, large sliding doors between the kitchen and the screened porch stay open and help make the living areas feel generous. Two large sleeping lofts, accessible via ship ladders, provide extra space for overnight guests.

The homeowners were especially delighted that their cabin was completed in time for them to watch the leaves turn.

To see additional photos, please visit our photos page.