This cabin, located on the Northwest bank of Payette Lake, illustrates Andy’s talent for massing volumes to create spacious interiors that appear modest to the passerby. While many of the old, family cabins on Payette have been demolished and replaced, this area of the lakefront still has a number of these characters in place.

The clients for this project needed more space than the existing, outdated cabin afforded them, but wanted the same feel as the old cabin had with the site. One of the features that helps minimize the architectural form in this design is the use of Dutch Hips at the gable ends. The bark-on log siding lends it an old-timey sensibility.

The property has a year round stream running through the site on its way to the lake, which presented an interesting challenge in getting from the garage/guest quarters to the main house. The solution was a bridge connecting the two.


  • Architect: Andy Laidlaw
  • Project Manager: Claire Remsberg & Luke Vannoy
  • General Contractor: Gary Beck
  • Interior Design: Emily Stegner-Schwartz

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121 Commerce Street, Ste A
McCall, ID 83638
Phone: 208.634.5707