Cabin Extension in the Woodlands of Australia

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Cabin 2 is an extension to a 1960s log cabin getaway in Blairgowrie, Australia. The Maddison Architects design adds another bedroom, mezzanine ensuite, lounge, kitchenette, study area, and deck to the holiday home. All tucked under a folding roof that slopes right down the ground, the retreat is hidden from view and faces the woods and the bay, not the suburb. The expanded cottage features a glass wall overlooking the wood-lined deck and native landscape. The facade is lined with support beams, which create a series of triangles for a sturdy structure and a contemporary look. For an added pop of color, the entrance is done in bright orange. Inside, one will find a wood-burning stove but not many other typical cabin elements. Instead, there are polished concrete floors and luxury details such as a wine bottle rack built into the kitchen counters. Altogether, these sleek choices make the extension a welcoming and distinct guest wing.

Photography by Will Watt

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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