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The Pike – Legacy Cabin Model No. 2
Pike National Forest, Colorado
The Pike’s shape resembles a pine tree and casts a silhouette reminiscent of fairytale lore and charm. It stands tall against the wind with its steep roof and looks as though it belongs nestled in the mountainous terrains of the cool climates of Northern Europe. Architect David N. Thermos loves the gingerbread look that evolved when adding the detailed scroll work and wooden fascia boards. The repetition of the intricate crisscrossing of the roof framing creates an intimate space perfect for day dreaming, meditation, or personal reflection. “Although ideal for sleeping, I have a hard time not visualizing this cabin as a perfectly serine small chapel,” shares David. The Pike’s picturesque slope makes it the most challenging model to build, but would be a rewarding accomplishment for any accomplished craftsman.
The canin’s shape resembles a pine tree and casts a silhouette reminiscent of fairytale lore and charm. –David N. Thermos, Legacy Cabins
Cabin Design Details
Ten windows totaling sixty-four square feet of glass area is the most of any Legacy Cabin Model. The natural light creates a soft glow during certain times of the day. The windows enhance the outdoor experience. You can hear the leaves rustle in the wind and breathe in the crisp air while you are safe and comfy inside.
A gable accent awning offers additional shade over one of the windows and provides an architectural accent that breaks up the visual scale of the exterior walls.
Drink in the view or gaze at the stars through the two gabled dormers that create small peek-a-boo windows located on the roof.
The attic floor is approximately eight and a half feet above the cabin floor and covers approximately seventy percent of the floor area below. With access by ladder, it serves as additional storage or living space perfect for gear, food, or supplies.