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'70s Log Cabin Reborn as Airy Modern Home

A truly sustainable rebuild

In a stellar example of upcycling, Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architecture has created a breezy modern home in Cloverdale, California by extensively reusing wood from the 1970s kit log house that had stood on the site before. In a statement to Freshome, the architects explain that "all of the interior and exterior wood paneling, trim, and decking were milled down from the logs of the original kit house." And the result is quite nice.

Composed of two rectangular volumes, the shorter of which is topped with a green roof, the house offers airy open-plan interiors with lots of glass walls and clerestory windows to let in the vineyard landscape. Now, there may be just a tad too much wood in here, but that's also precisely the beauty of it.