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15 A-Frames I’d Like To Visit

by Grace Bonney

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It’s funny how internet searches can lead you down the weirdest wormholes of information and inspiration. Almost 10 years ago, I did some work with a great neon company in Brooklyn. Through a mutual friend, I found out the company’s founder is now living in Woodstock, NY in an A-frame cabin. That made me think about cabins and summer vacations, so I started looking at pictures online. That led me to the website Cabin Porn (I hate typing that word, sorry.) where I spent wayyyy too much time looking at anything tagged #A-frame.

I’ve always loved the simplicity of an A-frame. The structure is what you would think- an A-shaped, triangular home that is open and airy all the way to the rafters. They’re relatively simple to construct and seem to work so well as woodsy getaways. Whenever I see one, I’m transported to a mini vacation-land in my head where all I have to do is make pancakes and read the paper while drinking coffee. So I thought I’d kick today off with 15 of my favorite A-frames from around the web that make me not only want to run away to the Catskills, but inspire me to embrace a bit more “country living” style in my own home. xo, grace

Click through for all 15 A-frames after the jump…

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An A-frame in Big Sur, California from Dave Smooth.

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Cabins at the Caldera Arts Center by Sarah Abbott.

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Vintage A-frame cabin designs, via Grey Haas

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A tiny guest room A-frame painted black, via Tia Borgsmidt/Bolig Magazinet

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A ‘Japanese Forest House’ in Oregon

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A minimalist A-frame via Oysho

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AMAZING A-frame bookshelves in the home of Lille and Edith, featured in Marie Claire Masion
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A modern A-frame getaway in Yosemite via Sunset Magazine

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A modern A-frame via Fast Company Design. I love the way a coat of black exterior paint makes an A-frame feel so modern and fresh.

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Possibly the most gorgeous modern minimalist A-frame ever, designed by William O’Brien Jr., via Trendir.

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Jonya and Brad’s Oregon A-frame via Apartment Therapy

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A mid-century modern A-frame in Atlanta via Northcrest Modern

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Actress Jordana Brewster’s amazing A-frame home, featured in In Style Magazine

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An A-frame from a 2009 issue of Readymade Magazine, via Design Public

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Theresa di Scianni’s A-frame home, photographed by Anne-Claire Rohe for Petits Papiers

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