Creekside Cabin, Calistoga

Although beautifully situated among firs and redwoods, the layout of this 1920’s shingle-style weekend cabin precluded views to the nearby seasonal creek. The architect designed a new double-height living room addition to wrap the original exterior. Weathered shingles and period windows remain and when open, the kitchen and living room are connected. New materials contrast with the old; reclaimed beams mediate between them and visually echo the surrounding woods. Window walls showcase views to the swirling waters below.