Maybe it’s their rustic style, or perhaps it’s just how perfect they look surrounded by forest, but A-frames catch our eye every time. 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.
Thanks to Instagram and a healthy dose of nostalgia, A-frames are making a comeback, both as renovated homes for sale and vacation cabins to rent. Take this three-bedroom, two-bath version in Lake Arrowhead, California. Originally built in 1966, the current owners purchased the home in 2016 and began a series of renovations.
The result is a sleek take on cabin living, with exposed beams, huge windows, and—of course—the A-frame’s signature triangle angles soaring into the sky. The 2,190-square-foot home boasts a custom kitchen with Caesarstone Quartz countertops, new flooring, and two fireplaces. There’s a large deck for entertaining and admiring the views, and the sleeping loft looks downright Instagrammable.
If you’ve been craving an A-frame of your own, 27285 Peninsula Drive is on the market now for $445,900.