Surrounded by mature trees in Cazadero, California, this petite cabin is the perfect place to explore your creative pursuits. When you’re not listening to vintage vinyl on the record player, reading books from the extensive library, or cooking up a feast in the fully-equipped kitchen, visitors can hike through the redwoods or drive to the nearby Sonoma Coast. But if you’d rather spend all your time hunkered down in the cozy main room, well, we totally get it.
The A-frame cabin has been lovingly restored without losing any of its rustic charm. We like the weathered look of the wooden shingles and how moss appears to be growing up the sides. Stacked windows and French doors bring in lots of natural light.
Inside, the main room is punctuated by a staircase that leads to the loft bedroom. To modernize the typical cabin aesthetic, the homeowner painted some of the wooden walls a stark white and added colourful patterned rugs and retro furniture. In the winter, the space is heated with the wood-burning stove.
Although having this staircase in the middle of the room takes up precious floorspace, it does allow for interesting storage solutions. Cubbies and shelves organized around the sides of the staircase are a cool way to store books, extra glassware, and essentials like lamps and flashlights.
While the house doesn't have a TV, it does have a record player and a big collection of vinyl. (And for those who can't fully disconnect, there's also high-speed WiFi.)
Like many art projects, this cabin is still a work in progress. Currently, the small fridge is located outside on the deck and there's no freezer.
The coziest spot in the cabin is upstairs in the bedroom. Since the loft is so small, the design details are minimal: a single lamp shade hangs from the peak of the house and over the double bed, while a wooden shelf holds books.
A spacious deck is located off the back of the home. Because there's no dining table inside, we imagine many meals take place al fresco.