Hyak Cabins – Rendering to Reality

Hyak Cabins – Rendering to Reality

Stephenson Design Collective
Hyak, WA, USA | View Map
Project Year
Private Houses
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
SidingJames Hardie
TileStatements Tile
RoofAEP Span
WindowsAnderson Corporation
Wood StoveMorso
CabinetsSmith & Vallee

Product Spec Sheet
Wood Stove
by Morso

Hyak Cabins – Rendering to Reality

Stephenson Design Collective as Architects

The central Cascades are known as a haven for year-round recreation, from skiing in the winter to hiking and biking in the summer. The Architect, Stephenson Design Collective, was hired by up and coming prefab company Buildhouse to design two unique retreat cabins for neighboring sites the remote town of Hyak, WA. These cabins are the first builtby prefab company Buildhouse out of Washington State. One, an iconic A Frame utilizes the latest in prefab technology, Mass Plywood Panels, the other a modern shed roof cabin was designed to be primarily constructed off site using modules.


Idaho based rendering firm Notion Workshop provided early marketing renderings. They chose to highlight the project in late Summer when the grasses are tall and dry, and the evergreen trees are seen through a slight haze in the air. There is the feeling of that sticky kind of heat you experience as it is just about to turn from Summer to Fall.


Given the short building season in the central Cascade mountains, the homes were built efficiently and prefabricated off site as much as possible. They were finished in 2019 and sold shortly thereafter.


Material Used :
1. Anderson - Windows
2. James Hardi - Siding
3. AEP Span - Roof
4. Smith & Vallee Cabinetry - Cabinets
5. Metropolitan Hardwood Floors
6. Statements Tile
7. Morso – Wood Stove

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