This Gallatin Canyon cabin received a complete remodel, transforming it from small family cabin to a true mountain retreat. The original cabin structure was a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with no interior staircase to connect the upper and lower floors. You literally had to go outside to go downstairs to bed. A dark brown stain gave the cabin a more enclosed appearance, and a small deck limited the functionality of the outside space.

Our remodel began by gutting the original structure and blasting the dark stain from the logs inside and out. We employed an all-natural, biodegradable, media blasting technique that uses walnut shells to gently remove stain. This resulted in a lighter and brighter home which we enhanced with all new windows, doors, a skylight and an addition on the east side of the home made almost entirely of glass.

The addition opened up the kitchen and living room to spectacular views and added the much-needed space for an interior staircase between the floors. The final layout of the cabin included two bedrooms and two bathrooms and increased the amount of deck space. Moving the stairs insidegave the home a more functional capacity for family gatherings. We saved the existing wood stove and used it as a centerpiece between the kitchen and living room. The architect on this project was David Fowler.