The original Scharpf Cabin, on the McKenzie River, was constructed by the patriarch of the Scharpf family in the 1930s as a “temporary” structure. Eighty years later, it had finally outlived its useful life.
The next generation of the Scharpf family came to Rainbow Valley to recreate their cabin retreat, aiming to design and build a new cabin that respected the memories and form of the original.
To do so, the cabin was sited in the same location; a stone fireplace continued to be the centerpiece of the cabin; and a covered deck was recreated in the same location as the previous one.
Check out The Register-Guard’s article, “Family Cabin on the Lakshore,” on our remodel of the Scharpf family cabin in print or online. The project aimed to design and build a new cabin that respected the memories and form of the original 1930s family retreat.