Old Fort Cabin

Old Fort, NC
New Construction

The Old Fort Cabin outside of Asheville serves as a simple retreat for our clients. They are passionate about fly-fishing, so when they found property with a designated trout stream, it was a natural fit. We developed a design that allows them to experience both views and sounds of the creek and a relaxed style for the cabin – a counterpoint to their full-time residence.

The land around the cabin created significant challenges. Remote and steep land limited access for larger vehicles and staging areas for the contractor. We developed an efficient footprint and space planning to fit the land and minimize foundation and roof costs.

The project uses an efficient thermal envelope and mechanical systems to achieve Designed to Earn Energy-Star 3.0.

The cabin has a unified palette of interior materials such as the cost-efficient, clear finished spruce paneled walls and ceilings and a painted No. 2 hard maple floor. The complementary and soft palette enhanced the perceived spaciousness of the open main level floor plan. Exterior materials were selected for durability and lower maintenance and the color blends the cabin into the surrounding forest.

See the blog post about The Old Fort Cabin winning Reader’s Choice Award from Fine Home Building here.

Interior Designer: Alchemy Design Studio