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This Secluded A-Frame Cabin Was Given A Contemporary Design Update

An A-Frame cabin with dark exterior and white interior.

Matiere Premiere Architecture together with its affiliated construction company, Nu Drom, has completed a contemporary update for an A-Frame cabin located on the shores of a lake near Montreal, Canada.

An A-Frame cabin with dark exterior.

Originally built in the 1950’s, the exterior was updated with natural white cedar siding, metal roofing, and aluminum windows.

An A-Frame cabin with dark exterior.

Over 150 steps required to reach the cabin made the update difficult, however, a temporary cable crane was erected to transport all construction materials to the site, while ensuring the protection of mature trees along its path.

An A-Frame cabin with dark exterior.

Before heading inside, the cabin has a small wood deck with a dining area and steps that lead down to the water.

The deck of an A-Frame cabin.
The deck of an A-Frame cabin.

Before we see the updated interior, here’s what it looked like before.

Before Photo - An A-Frame cabin before being renovated.

For the interior, the architects selected local, sustainable, and durable materials, including white pine flooring, exposed timber framing, and painted spruce boards.

A updated A-Frame cabin with a white interior, wood floors, and a living room that includes a fireplace and opens to a deck.

Designed as a beach house, the interior design emphasizes lighter tones in shades of white and sage to promote a relaxed feel. It also embraces casual furnishings, with welcoming rugs and linen accessories, to add warmth to the living spaces.

A updated A-Frame cabin with a white interior, wood floors, and a living room that opens to a deck.

Adjacent to the living room is a dining area with a wood table and bench, and built-in banquette seating.

A updated A-Frame cabin with a white interior, wood floors, and banquette seating in the dining area.

An opening connects the original A-frame home to an addition where the kitchen is now housed.

A updated A-Frame cabin with a white interior and wood floors.
Modern kitchen inside an updated A-Frame cabin with a white interior and wood floors.

In the kitchen, minimalist cabinets line the wall, while a wood island provides additional storage and a place to sit.

Modern kitchen inside an updated A-Frame cabin.
Modern kitchen inside an updated A-Frame cabin.

The A-Frame also has a loft bedroom, which can be accessed via stairs by the dining area downstairs.

Loft bedroom inside an A-frame cabin.

Here are the floor plans for the cabin.

Floor plan for an A-frame cabin.
Floor plan for an A-frame cabin.
Photography by Ian Balmorel | Architect: Matiere Premiere Architecture | Contractor: Nu Drom

Source: Contemporist

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