Eagle Point Cabin | Prentiss Architects
A meandering path leads to Eagle Point Cabin where it sits nestled between a rock outcrop and a thicket on the windswept west coast of Washington’s San Juan Island. The semi-sheltered building location was chosen to provide some protection from the winter winds and to block out views of the neighboring houses.
Designed by Prentiss Architects, Eagle Point Cabin is a squat rectangular building with unfinished wood siding and a sod roof that merge with the natural landscape. From a distance, it almost passes for a simple homesteader’s cabin. However the interior is anything but basic, with extensive wood windows, custom cabinetry and high-end finishes.
The small cabin has a nice layout that looks bigger than its actual 688 ft2 (63.9 m2) size. The kitchen along the back wall doubles as a passageway to the spacious bedroom and four-piece bath. The living room, bedroom and bathroom all have large corner windows, with the living room offering views of the ocean and Olympic mountains while the bedroom and bath focus on the nearby vegetation.
The cabin is well-insulated with its green roof, 8″ of insulation in the walls, and triple-glazed windows on the north side. Because it also gets good winter sun exposure, there is little need to use the radiant heaters or the small woodstove in the living room.
The chosen finishing materials probably made this cabin quite expensive, but substituting standard-sized windows or sliding doors and flat-pack cabinets would turn it into a fairly economical home. With a simple rectangular floor plan and single-slope roof, it could be relatively easy and inexpensive to build.
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Eagle Point Cabin is currently listed for sale with Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc. If you are susceptible to sticker shock, you might not want to click that link. Otherwise bear in mind that even with such a nicely finished cabin, the listing agent states that the value is in the land.
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