Bungalow in the Woods

When our client approached us about this very special property, it had already become a very special place for him. While much of it was put in a conservancy easement, he had spent years managing the property, camping there, and caring for the trees and the land. The land sits on the edge of Nashville Indiana, very near to Brown County state park, and is perched on a hill with views overlooking the adjacent valley and hillsides beyond. Our client wanted us to design a small cabin and workshop that maximized views from the property while maintaining the Brown County and southern Indiana aesthetic. Ernesto Castaneda, from our design team, created a space that fits seamlessly into the landscape and does not loom large on the land, while at the same time, accessing views of the surrounding hills and fields from all sides of the cabin. The use of board and batten siding on the outside, along with corten steel that rusts naturally, gives a sense of timelessness and a sense of space on the exterior, while more contemporary and clean finishes on the inside help make the space feel bright and inviting. We could not be more pleased with how the space turned out and are excited about visits to the cabin over the coming years.