A-frame houses are super popular right now but they’ve actually been around for a long time and some are even in dire need of a renovation. Take this charming little A-frame cabin for instance. It was forgotten for a long time before a couple decided to give it a second chance. They didn’t hesitate to give it a complete interior makeover but they also realized that some things were worth preserving, in particular the mid-century architecture. The cabin was originally built in 1974 and is located in Vancouver, in the Craigdarroch Beach neighborhood.
Once a dilapidated and forgotten seaside cabin, this became a warm and welcoming family retreatThe cabin is larger than it seems, featuring an extension at the back which doesn’t share the same A frame design as the facadeThe read of the cabin is not as open to the outdoors as the front but remains closely connected to the surroundingsThe upstairs master bedroom has access to an open balcony which offers wonderful views of the landscape
The new owners names the cabin Kyst Hus which means “coastal home” in Danish. They managed to turn it into a wonderful two-bedroom retreat which blends modern minimalism with mid-century accents and strong Scandinavian influences. Originally, the cabin featured turquoise walls and shag carpeting which were replaced with a simpler decor defined by clean lines and natural materials and finishes. Unlike the prefab cabins which are so popular today, this home has a history and that’s something you cant’t really put a price on.
The interior is organized on two floors, the upstairs featuring a custom shelving unit which doubles as a dividerThe A-frame facade lets in lots of natural light as well a panoramic view of the surrounding landscapeThe new kitchen is open and updated with modern appliances and it too has a nice view of the outdoorsThe pitched roof ensures a super cozy ambiance upstairs even though it also reduces the footprintThe master bedroom has direct access to the balcony. This is how the spaces are connectedThe same simple, Scandinavian-inspired decor was used in all the spaces, including the bathroomThe upstairs space overlooks the living room below and the two floors are connected by a wood staircase