Located on a secluded site that was clear cut and later reforested by the WPA of Wisconsin, this cabin features simple, contemporary materials inspired by its natural environs. Black, charred-wood cladding allows the cabin to blend with the trees, is fire-retardant, prevents water infiltration, and boosts the envelope’s R-value. The open, loft-like interior’s clean, white palette contrasts with its warm, exposed wood finishes. Floor-to-ceiling glass dissolves the edge between inside and out, so the occupants can glimpse the river through the trees. A four-feet-on-center beam placement further connects them to their surroundings by echoing the planting pattern of the gridded forest.