Well-loved for decades, this 1,000 square-foot mid-century cabin, nestled in the pines of the Saint Croix River bluffs, always had the valuable talent of getting out of the way. For the owners, it was about being at the river, not inside the cabin. We were asked to reconsider it’s size, use, and aesthetic to create a welcoming family retreat that would engage its surroundings and provide shelter, but wouldn’t be the center of attention.
Through thoughtful space planning, our addition of just 320 square feet profoundly impacted the livability of the house. The house feels twice as big as its former self.