The family cabin : inspiration for camps, cottages, and cabins / Dale Mulfinger.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, cabin retreats have held a unique place in the lives and lore of many American families. In The Family Cabin, author and "cabinologist" Dale Mulfinger explores the role that cabins have had and continue to have in family bonding and as a repository for family...

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Main Author: Mulfinger, Dale, 1943-
Published: Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, Inc., [2017]
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Cabins ranging in "size, shape, color, and building methods, in locations stretched across North America on mountaintops, near streams and lakes, in forests, or even someone's backyard" are architect Mulfinger's (coauthor, The Cabin) focus here. For each of the 37 properties, he describes the owner's housing requirements, the logistics of building on the site, and for most, a plan of the structure and property, all depicted in more than 300 photographs showing cabins that share a respect for the site and the use of natural materials. Each is professionally designed and constructed in styles ranging from rustic to ultramodern. In addition, Mulfinger, whose architectural expertise is in cabin design, intersperses professional tips throughout. VERDICT For readers seeking ideas for an actual cabin or desiring a cabin-like feel in a city dwelling, this book will provide an abundance of inspiration. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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