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Yolo County Cabin: Influential Farms

This cabin in the Sacramento Valley farming community of Yolo County is well suited to its surroundings. In fact, its forms are influenced by local water towers. And the lean-to portion resembles a farm shed, a new and very well detailed farm shed.

The lean-to rests on two glulam (glued and laminated timber) beams supported by concrete piers. So if at some point you became tired of this flat locale, you could actually move the lean-to cabin. It is raised slightly off of the ground to enhance the views of lush farm land that surround it. The stained vertical wood sided structure is welcoming with the low side of the roof greeting you over the front porch. A grid of square wire fills the center of the porch guard rail.



Inside the getaway has a large open living area with a loft to one side. The base of the water tower is the main bedroom and above is an outdoor yet covered deck with unending vistas. The interior is encased in unbroken caramel and honey colored wide, tall, and tailored wood panels.

You’re in a special retreat inside the tapering lofty form of the main sleeping space. A clerestory window lets in the sky and a bedside window accepts the trees and the breeze.




Top it all off by winding up the black iron spiral staircase to enjoy the sunrise or the sunset, I’d do both.




Architects: Butler Armsden Architects
Photography: Matthew Millman Photography

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