A Series Of Modern Cabins Make Up The Hood Cliff Retreat In Washington

Rough sawn cedar siding and cement panel finishes on the exterior of these cabins will patina naturally over time until the cabin blends in with the colors of the forest. #ModernCabin #ModernArchitecture
Photography by Andrew Pogue

Wittman Estes Architecture+Landscape have recently completed the Hood Cliff Retreat, a series of cabins that are hidden in the forest and overlooking Washington’s Hood Canal.

Replacing an existing cedar cabin built nearly fifty years ago, the new cabins were built for a nature loving family that wanted a place to share with friends.

Rough sawn cedar siding and cement panel finishes on the exterior of these cabins will patina naturally over time until the cabin blends in with the colors of the forest. #ModernCabin #ModernArchitecture
Photography by Andrew Pogue

Built atop a bluff on a wooded site, the project has three elements, a repurposed 20’x20’ footprint of the original cabin, a cabin addition, and a new bunkhouse and bathroom.

Rough sawn cedar siding and cement panel finishes will patina naturally over time until the cabins blend in with the colors of the forest.


The design of this modern cabin include an indoor outdoor kitchen that has a pass-through window that extends the interior countertop into the outdoor concrete counter and built in wood barbeque.  #ModernCabin #KitchenDesign #OutdoorKitchen #BBQ
Photography by Andrew Pogue

Reclaimed beams and siding from the original cabin were re-purposed as countertops and interior cladding, while simple details and a restrained material palette kept the construction budget to a minimum.

In the main cabin, the indoor outdoor kitchen has a pass-through window that extends the interior countertop into the outdoor concrete counter and built in wood barbeque.


The design of this modern cabin include an indoor outdoor kitchen that has a pass-through window that extends the interior countertop into the outdoor concrete counter and built in wood barbeque.  #ModernCabin #KitchenDesign #OutdoorKitchen #BBQ
Photography by Andrew Pogue

There’s also a built-in murphy bed in the living area that allows the main cabin to be a flexible sleeping area when needed. High clerestory windows allow views outdoors and natural light inside.


Bedroom Ideas - This built-in murphy bed in the allows the cabin to be a flexible sleeping area when needed. #MurphyBed #Cabin #ModernBedroom #Windows
Photography by Andrew Pogue

In the main bedroom, a picture window provides natural light and an uninterrupted view of the trees.


In this wood-lined bedroom, a picture window provides natural light and an uninterrupted view of the trees. #BedroomIdeas #BuiltInStorage #Windows #Bedroom
Photography by Andrew Pogue

A reclaimed cast iron tub in the master bath creates the feeling of soaking in the outdoors.


Bathroom Ideas - A reclaimed cast iron tub in the master bath creates the feeling of soaking in the outdoors. #BathroomIdeas #Cabin
Photography by Andrew Pogue | Architect: Wittman Estes Architecture+Landscape | Design team: Matt Wittman AIA LEED AP, Jody Estes, Naomi Javanifard, and Erica Munson | Structural Engineer: Strongworks Structural | Builder: Jack Colgrove Construction

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Rough sawn cedar siding and cement panel finishes on the exterior of these cabins will patina naturally over time until the cabin blends in with the colors of the forest. #ModernCabin #ModernArchitecture
Rough sawn cedar siding and cement panel finishes on the exterior of these cabins will patina naturally over time until the cabin blends in with the colors of the forest. #ModernCabin #ModernArchitecture
Rough sawn cedar siding and cement panel finishes on the exterior of these cabins will patina naturally over time until the cabin blends in with the colors of the forest. #ModernCabin #ModernArchitecture
Rough sawn cedar siding and cement panel finishes on the exterior of these cabins will patina naturally over time until the cabin blends in with the colors of the forest. #ModernCabin #ModernArchitecture
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