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.

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Cascade Mountain High

FabCab Design - Cle ElumAs 2016 comes to a close, we are delighted to announce the completion of our latest TimberCab home near Cle Elum, Washington.

The approach to the home is from the south. From a design perspective, it was important to balance the scale of the garage on one end and the home on the opposite end. This was achieved with the help of a colonnade that provides a visual connection, as well as cover, on the pathway to the front entrance. The window wall faces north, offering a spectacular view of the serrated Cascade Mountains.

Sited 2,431 ft. above sea, with a snow load of 146 lbs. psf, this custom home is fortified with stout timbers to support its mountainous location. Solar panels, a propane tank, and a generator were installed on site to help offset utility dependencies.

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