Best Small Home 2015 - Fine Homebuilding HOUSES Awards

Categories: Homes / Dwellings

Perched above Idaho's Lake Pend Orielle, this small cabin is trained on the view. 

This year's best small home was designed by architect Emory Baldwin of FabCab. Beyond its smart and flexible floor plan and its natural finishes, we were drawn to this project for its relevance. The cabin's prefab components, consisting of a timber-frame skeleton and structural insulated panels, come together in a house that aims to satisfy the needs of homeowners in a variety of settings. Here, it offers an elegantly simple and low-impact dwelling on a slope overlooking a lake in Sagle, Idaho. Thanks to its thoughtful design, its 550 sq. ft. of interior space feels much larger and offers lessons in home design that can be used to improve any space, large or small.

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