Wooden cabins between the trees
Wooden cabins hidden in the forest atop a cliff. Family cabin nestled in nature

Architect Matt Wittman designs on the western shore of Washington's Hood Canal in the Pacific Northwest a series of family cabins nestled in the tranquility of a woodland site for naturalist and bird-watching clients

The original cabin was built in 1962 using dark, opaque cedar and the renovation plan was to expand the home with three new bedrooms for an extended family

Wooden cabins among the trees on the river

The clients who are nature lovers and like to spend much of their time outdoors, so they wanted a cabin where they could admire the nature of Hood Canal and be able to watch birds with simple architecture

Wooden cabins among the trees on the river

Architect Wittman, who has always loved simple vernacular structures because of his rural childhood, responded to this desire. The architecture references the landscape and is inspired by nature. The recovered beams and original cladding of the cabin have been reused in the interior

Wooden cabins among the trees on the river

An attempt is made to eliminate the existing barriers between interior and exterior as well as forest, garden and structure. In the main cabin, the kitchen, equipped with a large window, extends to the outside. Thanks to the high windows, you can always have a view of the outside and natural light floods into the interior

Wooden cabins among the trees on the river

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