Do you own this modern cabin on the Sol Duc?

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#18
I once contemplated building a cabin on stilts out here, so that any incoming tsunami waves would just pass beneath me. I decided against it, since the experts tell us that when the the "Big One" starts shakin', it will probably cause this entire sand spit and coastal bog to immediately sink about 5 feet or so...
 

Lex Story

Angler, Gastronomist, Artist, Jarhead, Geek
#21
Magnificent architecture. I would like to one day build a shipping container home on stilts more in the style of a Kaufmann glidehouse.
 

martyg

Active Member
#22
I am in the process of building a new ski house in the North Cascades and have looked at a number of prefab places. They all seem to be priced way high but have a nice story to tell about reduced waste at the job site. While that may be true, a good contractor is able to put numbers together that can reduce that waste, and for what seems to be the going rate of $150 - $200 / sq ft for modern prefab you can do really pimp out a more conventionally constructed place.

Lex - take a good look at the coatings and materials used in containers. I move a lot of containers between here and Asia, and to my knowledge all are painted with some real vial stuff, with pesticides and mold inhibitors regularly used. You might find a service to help negate or remove these threats, but the cost might punch you right back to more conventional construction methods. Based on what I have seen, containers do make bomber storage units.
 

Porter

Active Member
#23
I believe there was a sizeable article in the seattle times magazine, Pacific magazine or whatever it is called that comes out on sundays. This was recent too.
 

Rick Todd

Active Member
#25
I am in the process of building a new ski house in the North Cascades and have looked at a number of prefab places. They all seem to be priced way high but have a nice story to tell about reduced waste at the job site. While that may be true, a good contractor is able to put numbers together that can reduce that waste, and for what seems to be the going rate of $150 - $200 / sq ft for modern prefab you can do really pimp out a more conventionally constructed place.

Lex - take a good look at the coatings and materials used in containers. I move a lot of containers between here and Asia, and to my knowledge all are painted with some real vial stuff, with pesticides and mold inhibitors regularly used. You might find a service to help negate or remove these threats, but the cost might punch you right back to more conventional construction methods. Based on what I have seen, containers do make bomber storage units.
Marty-I agree about the prefabs! I really like some of the designs of the Method Homes, built down the street from my Ferndale place and designed by Balance Architects of Winthrop and Seattle. They are too expensive and we ended up with a conventional house for our Winthrop place. Rick
 

Rick Todd

Active Member
#26
God those are ugly. What ever happened to a cabin?
To each his own when it comes to taste! I love these and would have one if I could afford to have Tom Kundig design a cabin for me! What I find boring is the typical log or timber cabin, with way to much "rustic" and kitchy interiors! (let alone the fake "Tyrolean" places!) But again, everyone has his own taste! Rick
 

Rick Todd

Active Member
#29
Not me! I can't stand it, but then again, I'm not a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, either. Looks like a box with a screwed up lid.
Alex-we agree on most things, but not this! We are headed for Phoenix next week and I love the tours of Taliesin West where Frank Lloyd Wright spent his summers-the Biltmore down there is awesome! (then again, nutcrackers drive me nuts in Leavenworth!:))
 

rotato

Active Member
#30
Kundi is designing a remodel on southwest fox island
After the king tides of December they too might build it on stilts
That whole area flooded

I find his design a tad arrogant
Art over practicality
All that glass is tough to heat when you are not there
That said I don't appreciate country crock architecture
Miller Hull produces nice modern cabins that are warm and inviting

I have to say that the fly tying desk,with integrated vacumn system, that I built for Anil was influenced by the modernist concept of a plane intersecting a rectangular form.

I can't afford either so I better get back to work
 

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