"Mention the Douglas Fir Plywood Association and you’re unlikely to conjure up notions of hip leisure living in swell modern digs. However, the Douglas Fir Plywood Association demonstrated an unexpected vision of modern prefab cabins blissfully coexisting with the natural environment when they published Second Homes for Leisure Living in the 1960s. The brochure is a collection of 16 mid century modern cabin plans by various architects including George Matsumoto, Frederick Liebhardt, David George and Henrik Bull . The fantastic illustrations by Bob Wandesforde evoke leisurely summers of suntanning, motor boating, and wildlife photography all within a horseshoe toss of a modern prefab cabin. This collection is terrific proof that the idea of contemporary design blending well with nature is nothing new, and may just be the perfect platform for enjoying nature in the best way possible."
Vacation home designed by Bay Area architect Henrik Bull – illustration by Bob Wandesforde
Ranger A Frame Cabin designed by Nagle and Associates
Interior of Summer Teahouse design by Laurence S Higgins
Two Stage Expandable vacationer designed by Walter Widmeyer
Double Deck A Frame Cabin designed by David T Hellyer, Tacoma Washington