Come See Rural Maryland’s Craftiest, Swankiest Cabin | Chappaqua Real Estate

t1.jpgPhoto via Vicco von Voss

Over the last 10 years, German furniture maker Vicco von Voss has been building out his dream cabin in rural Maryland, one piece of timber at a time. Recently profiled in the New York Times, von Voss’s 1,400-square-foot, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house is a masterpiece of patient craftsmanship: each plank and beam was milled by hand, using fallen trees salvaged from the woods nearby.

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Assembling hundreds of varieties of trees, including the Eastern white pine, cherry, cypress, and swamp maple, von Voss added each design feature with care. Take, for example, how von Voss spent weeks crafting the cherry and yellow wood door to his daughter’s room, which now also has notches carved into them to record her growth. Or the fact that he had to let all of the meticulously scavenged wood age three years per inch to control how they expand and contract through the seasons. Check out more photos of the “results” below (the house is still a work-in-progress) and a slideshow of its construction process over here.


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