A Modern Cabin That Rises Above the Trees to Maximize the Views
Located in Golden, BC, Canada, this modern cabin marks the first new residential build project for Twobytwo Architecture Studio. The Columbia River Valley Lookout residence is a ski cabin designed to connect the family together, as well as to the surrounding, tree-filled landscape. While the structure’s footprint is rather compact, it rises above the trees in order to maximize the mountain views.
The three-story cabin begins with a solid concrete base and is topped with a simple shed-style roof. The blackened wood exterior is punctuated by a cantilevered steel balcony that wraps around one side of the house.
The homeowners, Sandra Bassett and Chris Urbinsky, enlisted the firm, led by David Tyl and Sandra’s sister, Jenny Bassett, to bring the project to life. The studio tapped Chris and his steel engineering background to structurally design the modern cabin. His talents also inspired the certain features throughout the design, like the exterior balcony, Douglas fir rafters, and industrial staircase that joins the three floors.
The interior feels open and bright thanks to 14-foot-tall ceilings, large windows, and white walls. Polished concrete floors continue the industrial look while the wood ceilings add warmth.
Just imagine getting to sit down at that dining table to eat meals with the dreamy scenery framed on two sides.
Construction by Zimmerman Construction.
Photography by Hayden Pattullo.