Retreat Cabin 

The cabin, a retreat from the noise and chaos of New York City, is strategically positioned in an existing strand of oak trees and rock outcroppings with its primary view orientated towards the pond.

Retreat Cabin | 300 SF | Quakertown, PA


The client, Mr. Burns, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Burns grew up in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania and wanted to find a property that would afford him respite from Brooklyn during the weekends and would put him in close proximity to his aging parents. The 17-acre site in Quakertown is less than two hours from Brooklyn, making the escape to solitude easy.

The cabin is designed as a small, self-sustained home with a strong emphasis on connecting with the outdoors. As one approaches the cabin, which can’t be seen from the road, a view of one of the ponds beyond is immediately visible.
 

The deck, which protrudes through the cabin, offers a place for contemplation and relaxation. The fireplace, which is accessible both inside and outside of the cabin is intentionally placed in the center of the structure to allow for use during all seasons and provides residual heat throughout the small space. Mr. Burns also requested space be made for his beloved dog, Mickey.

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  Floorplan

Floorplan

Siteplan

  North Facade

North Facade

  South Facade

South Facade

  East Facade

East Facade

  West Facade

West Facade