This 1970’s A-frame Cabin Gets a Spectacular Makeover
When the forest begins to tuck itself away into a blanket of snow, we start dreaming of winter getaways to cozy cabins! Often encompassed by gorgeous wilderness and seclusion, cabins are marvelous places to take a much needed break from everyday life. For many of us, getting away isn’t an option most of the time, but our website is a virtual stream of inspiration for those longing for a little space of one’s own. Today we’re going to take this idyllic retreat from mind’s eye to reality with an amazing A-frame cabin that got an A+ makeover.
1970’s A-frame cabin gets a spectacular modern makeover
An architectural icon from 1950 to about 1975, the A-frame is one of the most beloved vacation homes of the past. Now the triangular shape has become creative fodder for architects around the world, whose interpretations integrate contemporary elements into this architectural classic. First popularized for their simple design and affordable cost, today’s A-frame homes are gaining renewed popularity thanks to design modifications that bring a retro-modern twist.
Courtney Poulos, who owns ACME Real Estate, recently unveiled an updated, modern take on the classic A-Frame cabin in Big Bear, California. Poulous’cabin has been elevated from an old shelter with “lots of worn-out carpet” to a stunning retreat with a little help from Nicole Palczynski of Vein Design. A cabin isn’t just a quiet place to escape, it’s a state of mind – and Poulos wanted to take the A-frame cabin to new heights with a modern makeover the preserves its rustic charm. “It just looked tired and needed a facelift”, Poulos said – so almost every part of the home received an upgrade. And the result is spectacular.
The ‘wow’ factor is off the charts at Big Bear, where Courtney’s beautifully designed shelter welcomes you with its sharp form of two triangles painted in a one-dimensional shade of brown that matches the tree trunks surrounding it. Inside the 880-square-foot private sanctuary, the atmosphere feels peaceful and serene. “We wanted to create a handsome space full of butterscotch and whiskey undertones, dark woods, and light accents” , Poulos recalls. With rich, deep woods and classic lines, this shelter takes the A-frame from backwoods cabin to modern dwelling.