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The Waterton – Legacy Cabin Model No. 7
Waterton Canyon, Colorado
Waterton Canyon is at the entrance to the Rocky Mountains where the south fork of the Platte River emerges. In recent years, the retired Kassler Water Treatment Plan’s eclectic mix of buildings has been re-purposed for a number of public and private uses. A portion of the remaining original buildings utilize a curved eave motif. Their silhouette gently flattens out the roof at the perimeter and highlights the accent glazed tiles along the roof ridge line. These combined elements express a subtle Asian design influence. Architect David Thermos shares, “The Waterton Legacy Cabin Model design is a gesture, a tribute to the original architecture you see at the base of that stunning canyon.”
This Cabin Model design is a gesture, a tribute to the original architecture you see at the base of that stunning canyon. –David N. Thermos, Legacy Cabins
Cabin Design Details
The cabin includes eight windows which total fifty-two square feet of glass area allowing natural light to enter into the cabin. The windows create truly the perfect place for anything from bird watching and grand kid monitoring to sitting back and watching the weather roll in.
The shed roof accent awning, slightly curved to match the main roof area, offers additional shade for one of the windows. This architectural accent and its shadows break up the visual scale of the exterior walls.
The gabled dormer, on top of the main roof area, is slightly curved to match the main roof area. This feature provides a widened area inside of the cabin for easy access to the attic. The dormer also breaks up the visual scale of the roof area.
The attic floor, accessed by a ladder, is about 8-1/2 feet above the cabin floor and covers fifty percent of the floor area below.