Seeking a special space with more room for guests, a California couple dreamed of a stone cottage in the woods inspired by English countryside living. Custom finished Douglas fir timbers blend with the surrounding woods on the exterior while the purlin and rafter system inside tops creamy walls and adds to the traditional cottage-style design. The steeply pitched roof and limestone walls join the heavy timbers in framing an arched doorway with copper accents — the character and intimacy of each element intentionally conveying an air of having been nestled in these Yosemite Merced River woods for a century.
“The timbers absolutely make the house” - Diana & Bill
Architect: Yosemite Drafting & Design
Builder: Lawson Construction Inc.
Other Credits: Joe Goger Photography
Size: 3,000 sq. ft.