Adirondack Living Magazine - Winter 2007

Architect Blends Camp Styles with Modern Aesthetic by Margaret Levine

“For architect Ralph R. Mackin, Jr., “cabin fever” hit early. But his wasn't your classic case of frustration at being cooped up indoors. His was a case of feverish enthusiasm for rustic cabin-style buildings that he admired during boyhood hiking and camping trips while summering with his parents in the Adirondack Park.

That “fever” is now the tempered perspective of a professional architect whose practice is devoted to blending the traditional Adirondack style of rugged native materials that harmonize with the environment with a modern aesthetic and practicality.

Based in North Salem in Westchester County, Ralph Mackin applies his Adirondack sensibilities to renovating and designing shingle cottages, farmhouses, Arts and Crafts style and Adirondack lodge-style vacation homes. He has completed recent projects in rural areas of New York, Vermont and Connecticut and has others underway or on the drawing boards throughout the region...”

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“They started with the idea of a more contemporary residence, but we helped them move in a better direction. An open contemporary floor plan, with traditionally influenced detailing. Our job is to interpret.” - Ralph Mackin
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