Magazine article Sunset

Colorado Kayaker's Cabin

Magazine article Sunset

Colorado Kayaker's Cabin

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Colorado's arkansas river has been a passion of architect Ron Mason's since his first kayaking trip here in the 1960s. In the 1970s he was able to buy 17 acres along a section that had once been part of a gold-mining claim known as Georgia Bar.

He was determined to build a house that would fit the rugged, history-laden site, and so the log cabins of Colorado's early miners became a primary source of inspiration. The result is a contemporary log home that suits its rustic riverside setting. Says Mason: "Sometimes when I'm alone in the cabin I think of it as an ark and the kayaks as lifeboats."

Two structures built of 10-inch-diameter lodgepole pine (harvested from standing dead timber) are connected by a common deck and face south toward a bend in the river and 14,197-foot Mount Belford in the distance. The larger 18- by 48-foot structure contains kitchen, living area, and master bedroom with studio loft in three modular spaces that open to the deck through pairs of French doors. …

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