Living Room, Sonora Cabin, photo by Kat Alves
February 8, 2017

Photo Tour: An 1866 Cabin In The Sierra Nevada Foothills

  • By: Meghan Drueding
  • Photography: Kat Alves

In the Winter 2017 issue of Preservation magazine, we highlight a renovation/restoration of a two-bedroom house in Sonora, California. Owner Andy Carpentier, who works as an architect in Oakland, California, bought the dilapidated house with his partner in 2008 to use as a weekend getaway. He spent the next few years researching its history and restoring what he could, while adapting it where necessary.

Below are some of photographer Kat Alves' photos of the cabin as it looks today. For more photos and Carpentier's perspective on the project, check out the magazine story.

Meghan Drueding is the managing editor of Preservation magazine. She has a weakness for Midcentury Modernism, walkable cities, and coffee table books about architecture and design.

@mdrueding

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