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The Highline – Legacy Cabin Model No. 6
Highline Canal, Colorado
On a summer’s day hike along the Highline Canal with his daughters, architect David N. Thermos found inspiration on the man-made waterway that once had been used for irrigation and recreation for the Denver Metropolitan Area. One of his daughters shared that the canal is shaped like a snake with all of its curves. Her perspective was David’s inspiration for The Highline Legacy Cabin Model. Its distinct “L-Shaped” double porch reflects the shifting views of the landscape. The exterior covered porch provides shelter for uninterrupted scenic observation from several vantage points. The low sloping pitch of the roof mirrors the shallow slope of the canal bottom where water is carried to its downstream destination.
The exterior covered porch provides shelter for uninterrupted scenic observation from several vantage points. –David N. Thermos, Legacy Cabins
Cabin Design Details
The attic floor, accessed by a ladder, is about eight and a half feet above the cabin floor and covers 50% of the floor area below. This extra storage area is perfect for sleeping bags, camping and hunting gear and a great place to stock up extra food and supplies.
Nine windows totaling fifty-two square feet of glass area allows beautiful natural light to enter into the cabin.
There are 3 shed roof accent awnings that provide additional shade for the windows. These modern-looking architectural accents and shadows break up the visual scale of the exterior walls.
The high rafters enclose the cabin roof. Their intricate details are the tails that extend out from the walls at the eaves.