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Old Fort Cabin Chosen as Award Finalist

Our Old Fort Cabin project was selected as a finalist for Fine Homebuilding Magazine Readers’ Choice Award. The home came in second place out of ten as voted on by the Fine Homebuilding readers.

Situated in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, this two-bedroom mountain modern cabin was designed to be a relaxed counterpoint to the owners’ full-time residence.  The owners selected this land for the trout stream that bisects the property, which can be seen and heard from the cabin.  A unified palette of interior materials, such as the clear finished spruce paneled walls, cabinets and ceilings and the painted No. 2 hard maple floor, enhance the perceived spaciousness of the open main level floor plan.  The 1,550 sq. foot cabin utilizes efficient space planning and energy efficient systems to minimize it’s environmental impact.  The project team included interior design by Alchemy Design Studio and the general contractor was AR Construction.

The project is featured in the 2015 Houses edition of Fine Homebuilding magazine. To see more photos from this project please visit