Judith Mountain Cabin is located in the mountains of Montana modeled after an old forest service fire tower designed by architect Jeff Shelden.
A forest fire that burned across part of the land in 1989 exposed opportunity for light location and expansiveness.
The cabin is nestled on the edge of a limestone ledge and provides the view and a connection with the surrounding mountains. On the other hand, the location cab allows the intimacy of an aspen grove, and a meadow of wildflowers.
The fire towers that guarded these lands represented a romantic ideal
To make it look like it was built in 1939 a lot of recycled material was used, corrugated metal roofing, locally sourced rock, and timbers from an 80-year-old trestle bridge that had been recently dismantled.
The cabin is equipped with everything a person needs for a pleasant stay. The lower level is the functional level and provides the sleeping space and a place to cook and wash up. The upper level is the main living area. In contrast to the exterior, the interior is archaic but light with some rustic elements.
This wonderful cabin in an idyllic location carries the ideological history. The fire towers that guarded these lands represented a romantic ideal.