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Custom home in woods front

Sustainability-Forward Modern Cabin

Last fall, we completed this custom home nestled in the woods in an intentional community created around the natural environment, sustainability, and a limited footprint. Designed for efficiency with minimal adornment and exposed ductwork, the home reflects the owners’ preference for clean lines and uncomplicated livability and functionality.

Exteriors that reflect the natural environment

Clad in board and batten wood siding, the home’s steep shed-roof pitches harken to the barn and shed structures common to the region. Clerestory windows add aesthetic and function, allowing natural light inside while keeping a sense of privacy. Large windows create symmetry across the façade, while the roof extends to create a covered porch across the back of the home.

Easy livability and function

High ceilings and exposed ductwork are pronounced upon entering the home through the front door. A wide foyer opens to a great room that expands to the left into the kitchen and to the right to dining area, living area and guest spaces and the main ensuite bedroom. An expanse of glass windows and doors ushers the outside inside.

The long, multipurpose space is illuminated by end-to-end clerestory windows, accenting the ever-present angle reaching upward toward the center of the home. Mirroring the clerestory windows above, exposed ductwork extends along the ceiling of the foyer, central landing and guest spaces.

Banks of windows flank the kitchen walls. Custom cabinets offer ample storage in the island and pantry. Plentiful counters provide the owners with space for meal preparation and room for spread out to tackle projects. The living area is capped with contrasting color and a wood stove capable of heating the home all winter. The central landing provides the guest rooms and bathroom with separation from the main gathering space. The main ensuite bedroom occupies the east end of the home.

See some quick snapshots below. Be on the lookout for professional photos soon. We’ll post the link to the portfolio so you can see the entire home.

Custom home in woods back
Custom home living room
Wood floor long hallway

Does an intentional, green cabin in the woods sound good to you? Let’s talk.