Candy Cabin

Candy Cabin

Story: The matriarch dreamed about a cabin on the lake where four generations of family could gather together. In fact, so many joined the family gatherings they often had to eat in shifts, but not any more because the family I call “M&M” (their monograms) deserved their communal family space where adults and children could mingle, but also individual niches where they could relax. So they dreamed and we created the candy cabin together.

Location: Manor, Texas (Designed 2008; Built TBD)

Idea: his, hers, hers, theirs

Personalized new home!

Stats: 3,383 SF; 5BR, 4-1/2 BA, loft, 2-car garage, 1,246 SF patio, 2-story

Client’s Style: hybrid log home

Services: The Sketch, The Details, The Docs

Lifestyle Features:
  • three master suites w/private baths for grandmother, mother and son
  • play loft for grankids to give them a separate space and grand view
  • mud room with electronics organizer and clothing lockers
  • laundry room with outside access to discard soiled clothing upon entry
  • detached garage to preserve view and screen unwanted views
  • built-in media control center with access from the office
  • window seats for refuge and outlook
  • accessible first floor bathrooms for physically-challenged family members
  • two-tier great room with family living on the ground floor and kid living in the loft
  • galley style kitchen to make kitchen social and efficient
  • large kitchen bar to expand dining space and create breakfast bar
  • fireplace balanced with entertainment center for equal focal points
  • exercise loft over garage to separate loud spaces from living spaces
  • office fully automated and surrounded with book shelves and built-in desk
  • outdoor kitchen for outdoor entertainment and party overflow
Environment Solutions:
  • oriented home so master deck can have sunrise and sunset view
  • faced home axis north and south for maximum light and sun control
  • log siding from FSC-approved harvested deadwood logs
  • porch surround to protect log siding from weather and reduce direct heat gain
  • metal roof to reflect heat and reduce heat gain
  • solar attic fans to vent attic during daylight hours and reduce cooling load
  • tile and wood floors to reduce allergens or VOCs and improve indoor air quality
  • natural breeze cooling in exercise loft to reduce cooling load
  • mechanical room in conditioned space to preseve equipment and more efficiently heat and cool
Community Influence:
  • log home to symbolically be the cabin on the farm similar to surrounding active farmland
  • exposed beams and tongue and groove ceiling to reinforce the cabin feel
  • coffered and vaulted ceilings to emphasize volume and gathering spaces
  • garage with gambrel (barn) roof to emulate the farmland surrounding the home site
  • earthy palette accented with bright colors to contrast the raw logs to the lively family
  • long winding circular drive to give full view of the home face
One Response to Candy Cabin
  1. What this client said about WishingRock Studio:

    “We respect your professionalism and your eye for detail and your talent. We appreciate you for designing our dream home.”

    — Marietta and Michael (Candy Cabin)


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