Snake River Cabin is a minimal cabin located along the Snake River Valley, designed by McLean Quinlan. The clients wanted a house that embraced the majestic setting of the valley and mountains beyond. Thus the project is a peaceful, modern retreat to recharge whilst immersed in nature. The building is formed of two contrasting volumes. The first structure is transparent, open to panoramic views, and filled with natural light from sunrise to sunset. A substantial douglas fir frame provides a feeling of warmth and enclosure. A limited palette of natural materials and tactile elements were chosen to reflect the surrounding landscape. Oak flooring and hemlock ceilings, reminiscent of traditional cabins, contrast with expanses of frameless, thermally insulated glass.
Photography by David Agnello