Inspired cabin escape

Simple materials shape a stylish cabin getaway in Northern Washington state

Cabin exterior

Photos by John Clark

Finding the right spot

"We looked at about every nook and cranny in Methow Valley," says Andy Maloy of his search, with wife Sarah, for a quiet site on which to build a streamlined, budget-friendly retreat.

They eventually found it in a 2½-acre parcel near Winthrop, Washington. 

Cabin living room

Photos by John Clark; prop styling by Molly Hurd

Creative cost-cutting

Fir plywood gives this home a warm look for less than standard wood paneling.

The metal wall grids neatly hide the rough-cut edges.

cabin kitchen/dining area

Photos by John Clark; prop styling by Molly Hurd

Casual kitchen

Thrifty choices in this kitchen include a mix of open shelves and laminate cabinets.

Cabin bedroom

Photos by John Clark; prop styling by Molly Hurd

Smart trade-offs

Limiting the number and size of windows in the bedroom and elsewhere helped offset the cost of a large opening in the main living space.

cabin living area and deck

Photos by John Clark; prop styling by Molly Hurd

Room with a view

The sliding doors provide access to the deck and the forest views beyond.

Cabin entrance

Photos by John Clark; prop styling by Molly Hurd

Small space–big living

By keeping the materials simple and the layout of the 860-square-foot cabin uncomplicated, the Maloys ended up with a clean-lined, warm home that serves as a jumping-off point for skiing, fishing, and mountain-bike excursions. 

Design: Tom Lenchek, Balance Associates Architects, Seattle (206/322-7737)

Cabin floor plan

Photography by John Clark

Floor plan 

The open floor plan groups cooking, eating, and hangout areas at the front of the house, near the deck. The resulting laid-back flow adds a sense of spaciousness.

Inexpensive bench alternative

Photography by John Clark

Get the look: Cheap seat

Promote shoes-off habits―and a cleaner home―by placing a bench near the entry  (Norden solid-wood bench, $70; 133/4 by 59 by 173/4 in.; ikea.com).

Geometric-pattern rug

Photography by John Clark

Get the look: Floor show

Jazz up a neutral room with a geometric-pattern rug (Zumi rug in brown, from $199 for 4 by 6 ft.;  crateandbarrel.com).

Metal pendant lamp

Photography by John Clark

Get the look: Light fantastic

Give your dining area an industrial-chic air with a metal pendant lamp (Progress Lighting Model P5094-13, $69; 16-in. diameter;  homedepot.com).

Tree-stump side table

Photography by John Clark

Get the look: Hug a tree

Or at least rest your glass on one (Natural Tree-Stump fallen-cypress side table, $229; 121/2 by 19 in.;  westelm.com).

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