After the original structure was destroyed in a forest fire, the Phoenix Cabin rose from its ashes as a modern new retreat. The galvanized metal shelter is perched on the hillside, edging a courtyard created by the former building site. The remains of the existing fireplace sit as a nostalgic centerpiece for this outdoor area. Charred trees from the property create the framework for the dwelling, while sheets of plywood line the single room. A sliding door separates this space, allowing a fire-burning stove to provide warmth for the small interior. Flanked by a pair large rectangular openings, an open-air viewing platform affords sweeping views of the surrounding aspen and pine forest.
Photos: Gibeon Photography / Carney Logan Burke Architects