Coeur D’Alene Summer Cabin
The Coeur D’Alene Residence is a summer cabin that was recently reconstructed by Uptic Studios. The cabin is very expansive with predominantly rustic appeal and true North Idaho spirit, that has classical interior design with some personal touches.
Coeur D’Alene Residence
Large Living Room Of Coeur D’Alene Residence
In the heart of North Idaho lies the spectacular summer cabin that got its name from the nearby Coeur D’Alene Lake. The cabin was recently renovated to suit the needs of a couple that intends to live there with their kids and grandkids. The fact that the house was to be divided between three generations pushed the architects to make the space for each member of the family, providing the needed privacy along with the common social areas.
Uptic Studio has taken into consideration the steep and narrow hillside upon which the residence was built. There is also a natural spring beneath the hillside, so that means that water can resurface practically anywhere. They have confessed that this pretty much shaped the design of the contemporary residence:
This resulted in the dual form approach, bridging the gap where the underground stream flows naturally.
The façade alongside the interior of the cabin is made entirely from wooden slats. The interior design was created for the large family so everybody’s expectations were considered in the design. The layout of the house is meant to accommodate each member of the family while creating a flowing communication between private and social areas.
Another important aspect of the cabin is the outdoors and the vistas that open from the front and back porch. The surrounding landscape blends into the house architecture continuing its indoor space into the outdoor deck. This was achieved by removing the deck columns, which helped to expand the space visually. The cantilevered roof is supported by the steel beam system that also lets the outdoors blend in with the indoors by means of the large windows and sliding doors on the decks.