Both in plan and in perspective views from all around, this island cabin looks little – its overall size broken into small and manageable pieces through angled roof lines and other clever architectural tricks. Inside, however, is another story entirely.

What looks like a modest and piecemeal home constructed on a rocky archipelago in rural Canada in fact hides a secret central space of vast proportions, a wood-framed central living room that unfolds into interior library, kitchen, dining and patio spaces with amazing views throughout and beyond the structure.

Walking around its stone island home, however, this could be understood visually as a cabin constructed over time with both traditional a-frame features as well as unusual angles and curiously modern structural intersections.

Designed by Agathom Architects, this remote and rustic contemporary wood home is unlike most cabins – yet fits the typology well enough to feel warm and comfortable to residents. It has grown a kind of underground cult following through surprising media exposure from around the world, including (now) this site as well.