Weekend Cabin: Mill Valley, California

If you’re going to dream about having one cabin, why not dream about two? This central California couple had the land and inclination and, working with Feldman Architects, built one cabin to serve as a painter’s studio and another to be a yoga space/guest house. The duo play peekaboo through the trees, and the lower, yoga structure has a garden roof to better blend it into the greenery.

Architect: Feldman Architecture

Photos by Joe Fletcher

Weekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins. It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscape…for something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of “weekend” reminds that it’s a temporary respite.

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  • Jennifer

    Perhaps you should tell us who the landscape architect (or designer) was, since it is clear they have one. Lovely buildings, but the way they sit in the landscape appears to be just as important.
    A landscape architect

  • Alexandra Zloto

    This is beautiful..in gorgeous Mill Valley! The studio and surroundings are perfect! I would LOVE to spend my 10 day annual Art Retreat in this beautiful nature sanctuary! Are the owners willing to rent?

  • Chris

    This may be my favorite cabin you’ve shown. Favorite enough that I’ve saved the url, so that when I’m ready to buy a chunk of land and build in a few years I’ll have this to look back at for inspiration. Thanks Steve! – Chris

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