An architectural icon from 1950 to about 1975, the A-frame is one of the most beloved vacation homes of the past, a triangle-design built for lounging on outdoor decks and staring at nature. A-frames can come in any size, and in today’s Instagram-obsessed world, they’re experiencing a resurgence in popularity.
Maybe it’s because they perform as marketable Airbnbs or perhaps it’s because an A-frame’s peaked roof just begs to be photographed, but scroll through the pages of accounts like Cabin Porn on Tumblr or @cabinlove on Instagram and you’ll find plenty of A-frames to covet.
Throw in a few falling flakes and a cozy fire and you have a near perfect winter dream. We’ve rounded up 23 gorgeous photos of A-frames, from lakeside stunners to snowbound charmers. You may not own an A-frame, but you can dream.
A Christmas tree of windows:
‘Tis the season for good cheer:
Some A-frames are dog approved:
A winter wonderland in Vermont:
This gorgeous Tahoe A-frame is also a vacation rental:
All we want for the holidays might be a snowy A-frame in the forest:
Or at least a vacation in this A-frame for rent in Dorchester, New Jersey:
No matter the angle, an A-frame shines:
Even if the weather is a bit gloomy:
This A-frame looks like it grew alongside the trees:
We wouldn’t mind being snowed in here:
A bright red trim pops in the forest:
I spy with my little eye:
This A-frame near Mt. Rainier in Washington is stocked and ready with firewood:
Built to withstand the snow:
Holiday lights add something special:
A classic double decker in the woods:
This A-frame can handle the snow in Girdwood, Alaska:
It’s not the size that counts:
A-frames are simply beautiful: