Rock Camp: A Classic/Minimal Lake Cabin in Maine by an Up-and-Coming Architect
Tucked into tall, wild woods on the shores of Mooselookmeguntic Lake in Maine’s Rangeley Lakes area is an unconventional sequence of cabins—one cabin, truly, created up of numerous little rooms. The to start with is what 1 may possibly expect to locate there: an old, common a person-room log dwelling established less than the pines. But to just one side is a streamlined, Scandinavian-esque extension with two peaks, sided with Eastern white cedar, the perform of Maine-dependent architect Jocelyn Dickson.
As it transpires, this place—called Rock Camp—is Jocie’s family’s retreat. “This home belongs to my parents and someday in the foreseeable future will with any luck , belong to myself and my 4 siblings,” Jocie says. Her parents purchased the property subsequent door about 30 years ago, but with the household expanding, they jumped at the prospect to purchase Rock Camp when the owners made the decision to provide.
When they purchased it, Jocie states, “it was a historic a person-room log cabin, with a lofted sleeping spot above the residing area and a standard kitchen area and bath off the back. My parents’ purpose was to build an addition so that a household, or two families, could have privateness and their possess place whilst also remaining in proximity to the primary property following door.” Jocie—who, coincidentally, had just moved home to Maine from New York Town with her partner and youthful son—stepped in to style a cleanse-lined addition. “I quickly determined that I preferred to preserve the new room considerably separate and individual from the unique cabin,” she states, “which permitted the log cabin to keep its historic high quality, even though the addition could be far more modern.”
The strains are streamlined, certainly, but even the extension is a nod to aged Maine. The architecture references each the outdated log cabin “and the regional vernacular of fishing camps in the space,” Jocie says, which historically have pitched roofs and a line of modest cabins looking out at the lake. The lightly up to date primary log cabin serves as the compound’s mess corridor and collecting room, with a dark-wooden residing space and a stripped-back kitchen redone by Jocie.
The end result is just what a Maine cabin should really be: previous-faculty and straightforward, established into the landscape, with quilts on the beds and generous windows searching out at the lake. Join us for a search.
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