Cabernet is a weekend hunting lodge built in phases between 1991 and 2016 – it’s a family compound that adapts to a growing, extended family and friends. The simple geometry of the structure stands in stark contrast to the rugged natural environment, while a neutral palette of galvanized metal and dark bronze serve as a backdrop, highlighting the changing colors of the leaves and seasons. The building consists of a great room finished in standard fir construction plywood and a bedroom tower (on stilts) that hovers above the ground, and being elevated, provides spectacular views of the countryside. The building constantly provides a framed edge through which to view the natural landscape.

Typology Residential
size 3,400 SF
location Graysville, OH
status Evolving


Architect Wilkinson Blender Architecture
Contractor Michael Wilkinson
Structural Engineer Enspect Engineering
Photography Michael Wilkinson