Preserving heritage, embracing sustainability: Steph Kienle Gonzalez’s log cabin project in Baguio

Baguio, a city steeped in history and blessed with lush greenery, sets the stage for Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez’s creative vision.

As she delves into the renovation process, she shares her commitment to preserving the cabin’s structural integrity while infusing it with new life and purpose.

In her caption, Steph reflects on the cabin’s two-decade-old presence, acknowledging the need for tender loving care to revitalize its essence.

To honor the cabin’s rich heritage and embrace the spirit of sustainability, Stephanie embraces the art of upcycling. Existing furniture takes on a new life as they are repurposed, while carefully designed and sourced pieces from the region complement the space. Layers of colors, textures, and materials come together, weaving a tapestry that celebrates Filipino design and showcases the beauty of local craftsmanship.

Among the highlights of the Log Cabin Project is an antique boundary marker—a cherished piece that finds pride of place on the warm timber walls, symbolizing the deep connection between the past and present.

Steph’s attention to detail and reverence for local heritage elevates the project, infusing every corner with soul and character.