Topanga Cabin

It all began when we were invited to see our friends cabin in Topanga Canyon. We instantly fell in love with the place. There were a few cabins on the property but none of them were available to rent. We started a dialogue with the owner and he encouraged us to build our own space with his materials. We initiated the task of clearing the site, cataloging the materials and beginning construction in the spring of 2011.

A small cabin in Topanga, California. Photos by Mariko Reed. Built by Mason St. Peter.



  1. Sylvia June 28, 2014 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Perfect. Just needs an outdoor shower and outhouse hooked up to mini drum style septic. (I’m in Topanga, husbands a plumber so I can’t go without lol)

  2. Deb Durham June 30, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Love it! I also live in the magical Topanga Canyon and this is quintessential Topanga style. Great use for the old wood.

  3. Lisa June 30, 2014 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Is this Mark Shermans place in Topanga?
    I stayed with him in the 90’s in his house
    Would u have a contact email?

  4. Amber July 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    I love the openness of this plan! It is lovely. Is there a bathroom and kitchen separate from the cabin itself, or is this cabin used mainly for a vacation/camping type get-away?

  5. Stephanie January 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Hi. I love what you did. Was it hard to get the proper permits for that? Did you even need one?

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