Decatur Cabin Extension

This cabin is situated on a high bank waterfront meadow of Whitecliff Farm on Decatur Island, the smallest of the San Juan Islands. The cabin was conceived to be built in two phases: the first comprising of a small living space with a sleeping loft. In the second phase, the cabin was extended to create larger family kitchen, living space, and upstairs bedrooms, with a guest room/office space separate from the main family areas. The two parts connect around a breezeway which creates an entry porch and passage to the outdoor living terraces on both sides of the cabin. The form of the structure nods to the agricultural barns and outbuildings of this region. The wood detailing and surfaces are restrained to highlight the texture of the materials; this all to enhance the beautiful pastural setting and amazing views of Rosario Strait and Mt. Baker beyond.


Decatur Construction


Swenson Say Faget


Victoria Carter

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.

 – Julia Morgan

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