when john and carolyn malone’s cabin made its first appearance on their spread just south of high shoals, it was a pile of logs on a flat-bed truck. now, thirty years later, it forms the heart of a light-filled complex of cabins and farm buildings transformed by john’s beautifully proportioned window panes and by carolyn’s dexterous use of humble textiles, utilitarian objects, and simple furnishings that reflect the owners’ deep connection to their home, and to the world beyond their sturdy walls.
this place proves that comfort doesn’t have to be derived from central heat and a.c., or from room-sized walk-in closets. it’s derived from implementing your vision, from living how you love.
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every rock in the living room’s fireplace was found on the property. an old leather fly-switch blanket, which once provided comfort for mules, is draped across the bottom of the dutch door leading into the compact bar. like so much in the house, it makes a graphic design statement while telling a story of the past.