Due to its remote location and limited accessibility, construction on this mountain retreat in Northern California was limited to the summer months across a three-year period.

Entirely solar and propane powered, the off-grid cabin features locally quarried granite which had been left in a field for a hundred years, lending it a uniquely rich patina. The Red Western Cedar which comprises its cladding is especially protective against the region’s heavy snows.

The frame’s reclaimed Douglas Fir timber, which we cut and preassembled offsite, was salvaged from the Port of Portland.


  • Architect: Walker Warner Architects, San Francisco, CA

  • Interior Designer: Stone Interiors, San Francisco, CA

  • General Contractor: Mark Nolan, Sausalito, CA

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